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Kim summit drew global reaction, with many expressing cautious hope

14 June 2018

President Donald Trump made history Tuesday in Singapore as the first American president to meet face-to-face with a leader of North Korea since the Kim dynasty sprouted on the peninsula roughly seven decades ago.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, whose efforts were crucial in bringing Trump and Kim together, said there would be no turning back on an agreement that held out the prospect for lasting peace on the peninsula.

Trump met with the North Korean leader in an unprecedented summit in Singapore, where they signed an agreement that included a North Korean commitment to full denuclearization. Denuclearization is rewarded by USA "security guarantees". He said Iran views Trump and the United States with "great pessimism", saying they are known for "quitting treaties and violating their commitments".

And without informing South Korea, he unilaterally called off the war games that Seoul and Washington have been conducting close to the North Korean border, noting that Pyongyang had found them "very provocative". But despite his generally optimistic rhetoric, Trump has shown occasional signs of understanding that he is only at the very beginning of negotiations with Kim.

In April, Kim Jong-un made a symbolic gesture against the "wicked Japanese imperialists" by changing North Korea's time zone to align with South Korea.

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After the summit, Trump said the process of repatriating remains would begin immediately. Today, the NBA Hall of Famer is making headlines for a freaky, emotionally-charged interview on CNN in which the man formerly known as "The Worm" weeped with joy while discussing the highly-publicized Trump-Kim Summit.

"[The] Agreement will be recorded as a historic event that has helped break down the last remaining Cold War legacy on earth", the country said in a statement. Mr Trump said he wanted to see USA troops withdraw from the South. North Korea's famous for promising to scrap its nukes in exchange for concessions - and then breaking those promises once it gets what it wants.

I dare you to even trying to imagine Kim staring in confusion at this insane video on an iPad while Trump watches and nods his head enthusiastically.

Trump said he had raised the issue of human rights with Kim, and he believed the North Korean leader wanted to "do the right thing".

At the historic summit between the two leaders on Tuesday, Mr. Trump said he agreed to halt all joint US military exercises with South Korea and consider reducing USA forces there.

Kim summit drew global reaction, with many expressing cautious hope