USA offers 'unique' guarantees to North Korea on eve of summit

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With a handshake in Singapore, President Trump and Kim Jong Un made history Tuesday morning in the first meeting between a sitting USA president and the head of the North Korean regime. "Many people in the world will think of this as a scene from a fiction movie", Kim Jong-un was heard telling Donald Trump. While specific details were not included in the document, the president told reporters afterwards that Washington will be freezing US and South Korean military "war games" while negotiations with Pyongyang play out.

The president said the pair had "a terrific day" and "learned a lot about each other and about our countries".

Pyongyang has reason to feel confident after the meeting which was a major coup for an isolated and heavily sanctioned regime that has long craved worldwide legitimacy.

But ordinary North Koreans are not confident improvement in US-North Korea relations will last long, defectors have said.

"I don't believe that suspension for suspension has actually been agreed", Ms Bishop said on Wednesday.

Yes, he sent a tweet just before we went on the air tonight, and also answered practically a dozen questions from all of us today about this.

And North Korea did not have to pay a cent for it: China furnished a plane, Singapore footed the US$15m-plus bill for the summit, and the media distributed images of the North Korean leader parlaying on equal terms with the United States president to the entire world.

But the South Carolina Republican said Trump would face opposition to any move to withdraw American forces from South Korea.

Other pages showed USA and North Korean officials having their extended meeting, a working lunch and later, Trump and Kim signing a joint agreement that marked the end to the summit.

It added that denuclearization on the Korean peninsula would be dependent on the two sides "refraining from antagonizing... each other out of mutual understanding".

Trump agreed to end joint U.S. "The world has taken a big step back from potential nuclear catastrophe!"

"No more rocket launches, nuclear testing or research!"

At times, the video appeared to address Mr Kim directly, suggesting he could make a choice that would open North Korea to new investment and step into a starring role in a moment in history with Mr Trump.

The Singapore summit was a potentially legacy-defining meeting for both men - comparable to president Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to China, or Ronald Reagan's 1986 summit with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik.

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

World powers from China to Japan, the European Union and Russian Federation welcomed its outcome - while cautioning it was only the first step towards resolving the nuclear stand-off with Pyongyang.

At the summit, Trump emphasized what North Korea has to gain by giving up its nuclear weapons and rejoining the global community - a subject he returned to on Twitter.

"We had nothing to do with that film", Mr Castaldo said in a telephone interview, adding he had awoken to a deluge of calls and emails from journalists around the world.

Before the two leaders shared a lunch with their teams for the first time ever, Trump began to joke around about their weight with photographers. In the afternoon, he and Kim issued a statement which said the North Korean leader "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". North Korea also wants an end to what it considers America's "hostile policy" and a security guarantee that the US will not seek to remove the regime.

Despite 10 years as a casino worker in Las Vegas and Atlantic City before switching to film, Mr Castaldo said he had never met Mr Trump or worked in a Trump casino.

KCNA reported Mr Kim as saying of the sightseeing tour that "Singapore is clean and attractive, and every building is stylish as he heard of in the past, adding he is going to learn a lot from the good knowledge and experience of Singapore in various fields in the future".

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