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Tuesday's summit was the first time a sitting U.S. president had met face-to-face with a North Korean leader.

'The test now is this declaration that was signed with the US President in front of the world's media that must stand, and the onus now is on North Korea to prove that it's genuine, ' she told reporters.

But that's what state-run news outlets do, taking advantage of every shred of propaganda it can to prop up the hermit nation's bonafides, USA Today reports.

On the other hand, Russian Federation and China, who joined North Korea in criticizing the joint military drills in the past, welcomed Trump's decision. -South Korea military exercises would make "some degree of sense" if North Korea had requested it and the US had agreed to do so as a signal of good faith, but noted that the concessions Washington received from Pyongyang at the summit were "almost non-existent".

North Korea has long criticized the joint drills as rehearsals for invasion and used them to justify the building-up of its nuclear weapons program. "I support this as a first step to the comprehensive resolution of issues concerning North Korea".

"At the same time, there needs to be a peace mechanism for the peninsula, to resolve North Korea's reasonable security concerns", he added.

Mr Turnbull said the promise was "obviously part of the negotiating tactic" and emphasised the "alternative vision" Mr Trump was offering the North Korean regime.

Also in the conference, Mr Turnbull said President Donald Trump deserves credit for having a "red hot go" at denuclearising the Korean peninsula by meeting Kim Jong Un in Singapore yesterday.

Even as Pompeo staunchly defended the summit results, he was less exuberant than Trump, who tweeted on his return to the USA on Monday morning: "Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office".

Pompeo arrived in Seoul on Wednesday evening and will meet Thursday with senior South Korean and Japanese leaders to brief them on the June 12 summit before continuing on to Beijing.

Mr Trump's new position appears to adopt a "freeze for freeze" policy advanced by China under which North Korea suspends it nuclear weapons testing in return for the United States concession.

And that ties in with what North Korea, South Korea and Russian Federation had already discussed at the Far East summit in Vladivostok last September, as Asia Times reported; economic integration between Russian Federation and the two Koreas, including the crucial connectivity of a future Trans-Korean railway with the Trans-Siberian. This year, 100 aircraft participated in show of air power, including eight US F-22 stealth fighters and a number of B-52 strategic bombers based on the Pacific island of Guam.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore on Tuesday.

"We would like to seek an understanding of this between Japan, the USA and South Korea", he said, Reuters reported.

But Morell says the U.S.is far from being able to claim a strategic victory, given the "immense details to work through".

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