The US President said: "Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office".
'There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.
Kim understood getting rid of his nuclear arsenal needed to be done quickly and there would only be relief from stringent United Nations sanctions on North Korea after its "complete denuclearization", Pompeo said.
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"We're going to get denuclearization", Pompeo said at a press conference following trilateral talks with South Korea's foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha and Japan's foreign minister Tarō Kōno. -South Korean air combat exercises.
"'He's a great negotiator, but I think we understand each other", the U.S. president said.
Contrasting the Trump policy with previous USA administrations, Pompeo said: "In the past, they were providing economic and financial relief before. complete denuclearisation had taken place".
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The president said there was no tit-for-tat deal with Pyongyang where there is denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula in exchange for an end to US military exercises with South Korea.
But details on what form those promises would take were sparse, with critics noting the lack of a timeline for when North Korea will begin dismantling its nuclear programme. There is speculation that some North Korean officials could've dropped by Beijing to deliver the summit results to China.
The document the two leaders signed Tuesday did not include details of how and when North Korea would denuclearize, nor did it spell out exactly what "security guarantees" the United States would provide to North Korea.
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For weeks, Pompeo and other officials have insisted North Korea must agree to "complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearisation" before economic sanctions can be lifted. "The V matters", he said. "They are very scared about that", he said. "As we have learned in the wake of the collapse of the 1994 and 2005 agreements, North Korea is liable to backtrack on vague commitments as soon as it's in their interest".
Baier, sounding taken aback by the president's flippant response, pressed Trump on the issue: "But he's still done some really bad things".
"So I reject that analysis that it costs too much, but I do accept the proposition, let's stand down [on military exercises] and see if we can find a better way here".
Trump then pivoted to fondness for China's leader. Nor has there been any mention of human rights in the early discussions about follow-up meetings between the Trump administration and the North Korean regime. "You think our country's so innocent?"More news: Cohen likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors
"Yeah, but so have a lot of other people done some really bad things", he said.