Trump Kim summit: North Korean media celebrates meeting


"I showed it to him today, actually during the meeting, toward the end of the meeting and I think he loved it", Trump said during a news conference.

During a sendoff ceremony at Pyongyang International Airport, Kim boarded a Chinese plane provided for his personal use after greeting senior officials who came to bid him farewell, KCNA reported.

Generations of North Korean leaders have made and broken promises before - this Administration's success will be judged on whether it can eliminate Kim's nuclear weapons and verify they are gone.

Trump said the US will be monitoring the situation in North Korea to be sure that Kim is committed to dismantling his country's nuclear program. "And he has that opportunity, and he won't have that opportunity again".

Now Pyongyang is ready to mend relations with its former rival, after Kim embraced Trump's "will and enthusiasm" to resolve matters through dialogue and negotiations, and "away from the hostility-woven past". "All that I think gave them confidence that this was the right site, the right choice". He also said this has not been an easy road to get to this point, there were many obstacles that we had to overcome.

At the United Nations, meanwhile, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the summit "an important milestone in the advancement of sustainable peace and the complete and verifiable denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula".

North Korea's official media brought a large number of reporters and camera operators to Singapore for the Kim trip, and they had access to various locations that was denied to media from elsewhere in the world.

The seemingly off-the-cuff remarks, which were not written into the joint document signed by Kim and Trump at their summit, stunned South Korea and even came as a surprise to USA forces in Korea, which said that they had yet to receive updated guidance on the execution or cessation of training exercises, including the joint drills scheduled for August.

"The world will see a major change", he continued through a translator.

But Toronto chef and writer Sang Kim struck a more hopeful note, saying the talks with Trump build upon a key meeting with the South Korean president earlier in the year. Laura Ingraham, who, like Hume, is also on Fox News, said half of "the elites on the left" would rather go to nuclear war with North Korea than see Trump succeed.

The Hermit Kingdom's disciplined labor and natural resources combined with South Korea's enormous capital along the Chinese border will propel both countries toward economic prosperity, according to the investor.

Trump has in the past condemned it as one of the world's most brutal governments.

Trump agreed to end joint U.S.