Pompeo also pushed back on criticism that the joint statement issued after the Tuesday summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to include the terms "verifiable" and "irreversible" - two conditions Pompeo and other U.S. officials have repeatedly said are necessary for any deal.
"A long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office". "They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea".
"Kim Jong Un and Trump had the shared recognition to the effect that it is important to abide by the principle of step-by-step and simultaneous action in achieving peace, stability and denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula", KCNA said. Many observers say the agreement does little to reduce North Korea's stockpile of weapons.
But the brief document from the two leaders' historic meeting provided no details on when Pyongyang would give up a nuclear weapons program that has advanced enough to threaten the United States, or how the dismantling might be verified.
Singapore is footing the hotel bill for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his contingent, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said on Monday.
In an unprecedented week for global geopolitics - during which Donald Trump praised the North Korean leader shortly after disparaging Canada's prime minister - one group of people has been particularly shocked by the USA president's upending of diplomatic norms.
The move - long demanded by Pyongyang - has been seen as a major concession to North Korea and appeared to take USA allies in the region by surprise.
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An explosion at the volcano's summit yesterday afternoon caused a thick ash plume to reach 10,000 feet above sea level. The lava is "enough to cover Manhattan 6.5 feet deep" and fill 11.3 million average dump trucks, it said.
Thirty-nine percent believe the summit has lowered the threat of nuclear war between the United States and nuclear-armed North Korea, slightly more than the 37 percent who said they did not believe it changed anything. "No longer - sleep well tonight!"
That didn't stop the president from talking up the outcome of what was the first meeting between a USA and North Korean leader in six decades of hostility. That is because under the deal, the North retains its nuclear warheads, the missiles to launch them and has not agreed to any specific process to get rid of them. "That will take a while".
FILE PHOTO: People watch from a shopping mall food court in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Koreatown as Singapore hosted a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 11, 2018.
Meanwhile, The New York Times also chose to have fun with Trump's fake movie trailer. North Korea is seeking a security guarantee - possibly including a peace treaty formally ending the Korean War - and the removal of the U.S.'s nuclear umbrella protecting allies South Korea and Japan.
On Monday, Mattis told Pentagon reporters that there had been no discussions on future withdrawals of USA troops from Korea. There are still few details about Trump's decision to suspend USA "war games" in South Korea, which could fuel discussion about a weakening of the alliance. He met for almost an hour at the air base with Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, before heading by motorcade to Seoul. But South Korean President Moon Jae-in played a key role in opening the dialogue and getting things back on track after Trump cancelled the meeting last month. Pompeo, the former Central Intelligence Agency director, then plans to fly to Beijing to update the Chinese government on the talks.
Meeting for about five hours, Trump and Kim exchanged an historic handshake, took a short stroll together, patted each other's backs and signed a summit agreement. "If diplomacy doesn't move in the right direction, sanctions will increase".
Absolutely. you used the term major, major disarmament, something like that?