United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have pledged to work towards complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula while Washington committed to provide security guarantees for its old enemy.
Signing the agreement, President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the North Korea’s, Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un hailed their historic summit as a breakthrough in relations between Cold War foes, but the agreement they produced was short on details about the key issue of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons.
The extraordinary encounter saw the leader of the world’s most powerful democracy shake hands with the third generation scion of a ruling dynasty, standing as equals in front of their nations’ flags.
In a joint text document Kim commits to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Pennisula. However, the document made no mention of US demands for complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation.
Addressing the media after signing of the agreement, Trump called the meeting historic and said it was time to leave the past behind. He said implementation of the agreement will take place as soon as possible.
Trump said he would now be willing to host Kim at the White House, but he was hesitant on the position of sanctions. Trump called Kim a smart, worthy and special man who was also a tough negotiator.
Kim thanked Trump for initiating the meeting, and said the world would see a major change. Although the issue of human rights was discussed, Trump said they did not dwell much into it, as they focussed on denuclearisation. Trump said this event was a turning point into the new chapter.
Trump said he would meet Kim again, and committed to putting a stop to holding military exercises on the Korean peninsula. Click below for more on the story: