North Korea Summit: Trump and Kim pledge to leave the past behind

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The general statement on "immediate repatriation" could refer to remains North Korea already has in storage but were never returned after joint recovery efforts were suspended in 2005 amid the political impasse over North Korean provocations and advances in its missile and nuclear programs.

As much as President Donald Trump spars with Hollywood, the former reality TV star has his own flair for theatrics. "Very, very quickly, absolutely".

'The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in North Korea as it does not have diplomatic or consular relations with North Korea, ' the State Department's website states.

"His country does love him", Trump said. If Kim ever feared that Trump might order a preemptive military strike, those worries have subsided.

During his exchanges with Trump, Kim seemed to buy into the cinematography of their unlikely meeting, saying through a translator, "many people in the world that will think of this as a scene from a. science fiction movie". The U.S. President traveled to Canada, where he worked hard to alienate allies before leaving the G7 summit early.

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We can't know if Kim Jong Un understands this, but President Trump did everything he could to make the message clear and the offer of an alternative bright and enticing.

That four-point agreement had scant detail about how to verify any steps North Korea takes toward complete and irreversible denuclearisation.

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Trump said the video was played for about eight members of the North Korean delegation, "and I thought they were fascinated by it".

"Will I come back to you in a year, and you'll be interviewing me, and I'll say, 'Gee, I made a mistake?' That's always possible", he added.

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He said it's still unclear what any such agreement would say, exactly. "I highly praise and appreciate President Trump for mentioning the issue of abduction (of Japanese by North Korea) to Kim, which is an important issue for Japan".

Having acknowledged that the U.S. -DPRK summit-the first in history-was an epochal event of great significance in overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for the opening up of a new future, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un commit to implement the stipulations in this joint statement fully and expeditiously.

"Today we had a historic meeting and chose to leave the past behind", Kim said, speaking through a translator. "Will the world embrace this change?" a male narrator can be heard asking the audience. "People have been down this road before, but I'm not also going to be unduly negative", Mr Shorten told reporters in Perth.

They first met Tuesday for about 40 minutes alone, except for their translators, before bringing in delegations from their respective sides for a working lunch.

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