Trump's vow to end military drills with South Korea stuns a region

North Korea's Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump have arrived in Singapore for a historic meeting to end a nuclear standoff in the Korean peninsula

North Korea agrees to work towards dumping its nukes in historic peace agreement

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated US President Donald Trump for taking an "important step" on Tuesday toward denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, and drew a link between North Korea and Iran.

He said that he wants to bring home the roughly 29,000 US troops now stationed in South Korea "at some point" because keeping them there is "very expensive". -South Korean military exercises "provocative".

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday also released a statement on the DPRK-U.S. summit, describing the joint statement as "a historic event that has helped break down the last remaining Cold War legacy on earth".

He said the Trump administration didn't ask him to play any role in the Singapore summit. We will be saving a tremendous amount of money.

"Plus, I think it's very provocative", he noted, adding that "at some point" he wanted to withdraw U.S. troops from the South.

"At this current point, there is a need to discern the exact meaning and intent of President Trump's comments", Seoul's defence Ministry said, adding that there had been no discussions yet with Washington on modifying the drills set for August.

In the wake of Trump's unexpected, nearly offhand comments to reporters, the Pentagon had nothing to say about the future of the war games.

"It will mean closure for a lot of American families who don't know of the fate, right, of their loved one and haven't had the chance to bury and memorialize that loved one", said Dr. Latham.

Following the unprecedented meeting in Singapore, Trump stunned observers when he said continuing the exercises routinely held between the United States and South Korea would be "inappropriate" while Washington fleshes out a comprehensive deal with Pyongyang.

As of Tuesday morning, U.S. Forces in Korea are still moving ahead with plans for the annual exercise known as Ulchi Freedom Guardian.

The exercises allow United States and South Korean forces to practice mobilizing soldiers in the event of conflict, and to run computer simulations to improve coordination between the two militaries.

"President Trump has also taken a firm stand against Iran's efforts to arm itself with nuclear weapons, and also against its aggression in the Middle East", Netanyahu said.

"VP didn't say this at the Senate lunch today", Farah tweeted. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. - although that was immediately disputed by Pence's office.

Rodman appeared on television wearing a red "Make America Great Again" baseball cap and T-shirt that said, "Pot Coin" - a reference to a marijuana cryptocurrency.

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

"The core of the US-South Korea alliance is the US troops stationed in South Korea and the joint U.S". In the interview with "GMA" co-anchor Michael Strahan, Rodman, who is often criticized for his cordial relationship with the North Korean leader, praised his improbable friend.

Trump's statement was portrayed by critics as an unreciprocated concession.

During the two-part interview, Hannity brought up the state of the people of North Korea and the starvation suffered as a result of the sanctions against the country.

Gabbay said that, as in all negotiations, the best path forward is through creating trust - even when that seems impossible - and finding common interests.

Although Rodman is friendly with Trump and Kim and wants peace between the two countries, he said he has another goal.

Trump also seemed annoyed that U.S. bomber aircraft make long flights from the Pacific island of Guam to the Korean peninsula as part of its exercise routine.

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