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Pompeo: Trump North Korea tweet was done with 'eyes wide open'

Pompeo: Trump North Korea tweet was done with 'eyes wide open'

"President Trump has been incredibly clear about the sequencing of denuclearisation and relief from the sanctions", Pompeo told reporters in Seoul on Thursday.

The president said there was no tit-for-tat deal with Pyongyang where there is denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula in exchange for an end to USA military exercises with South Korea.

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While Trump and Kim concluded their summit in Singapore by signing a joint statement that promised "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", it did not specify what that process would entail.

The remark was part of a blast of tweets that Trump fired off even as Air Force One touched down at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland outside the USA capital and brought Trump back home.

"Absolutely. you used the term major, major disarmament, something like that?" "And we have thousands of people that have asked for that - thousands and thousands of people".

"It helps to promote and realise the denuclearisation of the peninsula and helps to provide the peninsula and the region real and lasting peace", Wang added.

"It's in the statement". "Nobody thought we were going to have an agreement like that".

Citing multiple government sources, the paper said officials from the two countries had been in contact several times in recent months to negotiate a possible meeting between the two leaders.

Donald Trump has declared that North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat, following his summit with Kim Jong-un.

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"Our whole relationship with North Korea and the Korean Peninsula will be very different to what it has been in the past".

"The supreme leader cherishes her voice and North Koreans notice it as well, so there is no reason for Kim Jong Un to replace someone who has been called a treasure in North Korea", said Ahn Chan-il, a North Korean defector who now lives in South Korea.

Conservative House Republicans were unrepentant in their praise for the president for engaging with North Korea, a sharp reversal from many of their views on similar negotiations between President Barack Obama's Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran.

Two North Korean missiles flew over Japan past year as Pyongyang made rapid advances in its program to develop a missile capable of striking the US mainland with a nuclear warhead.

Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

In exchange, the United States pledged to make unspecified "security guarantees" and stop joint military exercises with South Korea.

The secretary of state dismissed a report by North Korean state media that Mr Trump and Mr Kim had agreed to a "step-by-step" process of nuclear dismantling.

The US leader also defended his decision on the military drills with South Korea: "We save a fortune by not doing war games, as long as we are negotiating in good faith - which both sides are!" -South Korean exercises appeared off-limits under the new guidance. "And until North Korea takes concrete steps to change that, no concessions should be made, and the sanctions must continue", McCain continued.

The Korean Peninsula remains technically at war, because the 1950-53 conflict ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty.

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