President Donald Trump truly believes that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is ready to denuclearize after this week's historic summit, but if he's wrong he'll "find some kind of an excuse". In the statement, the leaders outlined four commitments: establishing relations, building a "lasting a stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula", working toward denuclearization and recovering POW/MIA remains.
Speaking to Cuomo, Rodman got emotional as he spoke of his efforts of trying to bring bitter rivals North Korea and the United States together. "I think he trusts me, and I trust him". It was a awful thing, it was brutal, but a lot of people started to focus on what was going on, including North Korea.
To former South Korean foreign minister Yoon Young-kwan, Trump's attempt to start at the top with a political rather than narrowly military approach to North Korea nevertheless sets it apart from all that went before.
"He is very talented", Mr Trump said. Kim, despite his goofy smile and amusing haircut, is a monstrous figure at the helm of one of the world's most repressive nations, where thousands of citizens have been murdered, tortured, imprisoned or raped, and where roughly 18 million people don't get enough food, according to the United Nations. "We got to know each other well in a very confined period of time", he said.
Trump announced that he will be freezing US military "war games" with its ally South Korea while negotiations between the two countries continue. Instead of months or years of low-level talks culminating in a landmark accord, Trump agreed to a face-to-face meeting with Kim at the outset, before either side had even agreed on a broad definition of denuclearization. He also predicted Kim would begin work right away to "live up to" the agreement.
During an interview with the Associated Press, Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said he has resigned from an advisory panel trying to tackle the massive Rohingya refugee crisis, January 24, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. Adding that meet was "very, very, very good", Trump said both the countries have an "excellent relationship".
"I think they are one of the great winners today", he said.
North Korea sees the annual exercises as a rehearsal for invasion, but the government in Seoul maintains they are defensive in nature.
There have been plenty of talking points from the historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. For one thing, North Korea's commitment on "complete denuclearization" is simply a repeat of its previous promise from the inter-Korean summit in April, and it lacks a clear definition.
At the time, Trump's daughter Ivanka was officially visiting South Korea, as was Gina Haspel, the then deputy Central Intelligence Agency chief, and Andrew Kim, the head of the CIA's Korea Mission Center.
Trump said Kim accepted his invitation to visit the White House at the "appropriate" time.
President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and honest exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new US-DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.