The United States will stop holding war games with South Korea, U.S. President Donald Trump said here Tuesday after a historic summit with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
"I'm glad to say that as of now, it's all systems go", he said.
Thirteen seconds. That's how long the American and North Korean leaders shook hands at the start of their summit on Tuesday.
Then later, the narrator says, "a new world can begin today", as an animated sequence suggests what the impoverished North Korea could look like if it was as brightly lit up at night as the far more prosperous South Korea. "I don't think Trump's off-the-cuff remarks can do more harm than they already have in previous settings, but given his reportedly short temper, a meeting that leaves him frustrated could set a bad mood over the summit proceedings".
PM Lee is scheduled to meet Kim at the Istana on Sunday, and Trump on Monday.
"Kim Jong Un's agreement to meet Trump means he's having a hard time (from sanctions)".
What did emerge from the four hours of discussions between the two leaders on Tuesday was a significant easing of tensions, and with this, an end to the nuclear brinksmanship between two erratic leaders that had shocked the world previous year.
Kim stood silently alongside Trump as he spoke to media during a post-lunch stroll through the gardens of the Singapore hotel where the summit was held, but the North Korean leader had earlier described their meeting as a "a good prelude to peace". And with U.S. and North Korean officials reportedly struggling to close the gap between the two countries in pre-negotiations on Monday, giving up access to a full record of Kim's comments on Tuesday could hinder further talks.
Now, all key players, from China to South Korea, Singapore and the United States, have a direct stake in ensuring that the peace negotiations move forward and as smoothly as possible.
Trump seemingly played down the importance of the exercises during a news conference after his summit in Singapore with the North Korean leader, in which Kim broadly agreed to end his nuclear weapons program without providing virtually any specifics on how he would do so.
"The world will see a major change", he said.
U.S. President Donald Trump's motorcade arrives at the Capella Hotel.
Kim and Trump became the first leaders of their countries to ever come face to face.
The 1950-53 Korean War ended without an official peace treaty. "We got to know each other well in a very confined period of time under very strong, strong circumstances".
In an emotional interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Rodman, wearing sunglasses and a "Make America Great Again" hat, said he had received a call from the White House ahead of Mr Trump's historic meeting with Mr Kim.