Trump is exaggerating the results of his meeting with Kim. Bigly

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North Korea has been an isolated nation since it first divided from South Korea after the end of World War II in 1945.

"I am willing to do a lot of things to get [Kim] to give up their nuclear weapons and end their missile program". Those include the 1994 Agreed Framework negotiated during the Clinton administration, which Trump specifically attacked during a post-summit press conference on Tuesday.

After almost five hours of unprecedented talks between Trump and Kim, the two leaders signed a document in which Kim "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" and the US agreed to "provide security guarantees". "I don't want to do war", Rodman had quoted the North Korean leader as saying. Pompeo held firm to Trump's position that sanctions will remain in place until North Korea denuclearizes - and said they would even increase if diplomatic discussions did not progress positively.

Trump is sounding optimistic about his ability to persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program after a lengthy one-on-one meeting with leader Kim Jong Un. "I think he loved it", the USA president added during the press conference, where the video was broadcast on big screens.

"I said, 'Boy look at that view.' Wouldn't that would make a great condo?"

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump walk with the documents they just signed during their meeting. At the time, the Koreans faced criticism for essentially kicking the issue of North Korea's nuclear arsenal down the road to Tuesday's Trump-Kim summit.

Efforts by previous presidents committed Pyongyang to far more detailed and specific restrictions, though the deals all ultimately failed.

The US president said he had, and did not retract his description of Mr Kim as "talented".

At one point, it features a montage with babies and vehicle factories, suggesting what a more prosperous future for North Korea could look like if it agreed to give up its nuclear arsenal. But under the deal, the regime froze its nuclear activities and agreed to dismantle nuclear facilities in return for oil and two light-water nuclear reactors for electricity.

Responding to another question about human rights abuses, Trump said "it's a rough situation over there".

And of course, Trump being Trump, there's no guarantee he'll adhere to the agreements set out in the joint statement, and no assurance he won't ruin everything with a tweet after seeing coverage he doesn't like on TV. Yet he immediately faced pointed questions at home about whether he got little and gave away much in his push to make a deal with the young autocrat - including an agreement to halt US military exercises with South Korea. The talks ultimately imploded over differences on a verification regime, and North Korea formally withdrew from the negotiations after it launched a long-range rocket, prompting worldwide outrage.

Rodman, who repeatedly praised Trump's willingness to engage with North Korea, said he was previously threatened for defending North Korea.

In four bullet points, they laid out goals of future rounds of negotiations without specifying what immediate steps either side would take.

Now a top analyst with United States Institute of Peace, Mr. Yun told CNN on Tuesday that halting joint U.S.

The interpreter of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump had a daunting task to perform as he translated Trump's notoriously free-associating verbal style for his boss.

As the screens above Trump emphasised, he certainly had.