The best photos from Trump's historic summit with Kim Jong Un

Esequiel Farfan
Junio 13, 2018

US President Donald Trump has said the North Korean denuclearisation process would be starting "very quickly" after he and Kim Jong Un signed an unspecified document.

But in an extraordinary media conference later, Mr Trump announced details not in the document.

She also served as an official Korean interpreter for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, 2010 Games in Vancouver, and 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Kim reaffirmed that he would "work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula", though there was no indication the two men had agreed on what that would mean.

In a jawdropping post-summit press conference lasting more than an hour, Trump said he wanted to bring home the 30,0000 or so United States troops now stationed in South Korea. Trump defended his decision by emphasizing the high cost of joint military exercises. The drills help keep USA forces at a state of readiness in one of the world's most tense flashpoints.

"I think we're in a good place, certainly compared to eight months ago", he told The Times.

Lee has worked extensively with the State Department and White House under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and served Trump last November during a visit by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, according to The Korea Times. It does not, for instance, include an agreement to take steps toward ending the technical state of warfare between the US and North Korea. Beyond the impact on both leaders' political fortunes, the summit could shape the fate of countless people - the citizens of impoverished North Korea, the tens of millions living in the shadow of the North's nuclear threat, and millions more worldwide.

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Kim's commitment to denuclearize was included in a document signed after the first ever meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader.

At times, the video appeared to address 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 Trump.

It said the two countries would co-operate towards "new relations", while the USA would provide "security guarantees" to North Korea.

Observers say the document lacks substance, in particular on how denuclearisation would be achieved.

The U.S. has stationed combat troops in South Korea since the end of the Korean War in the 1950s and has used them in a variety of drills. "Talking to dictators is one thing, embracing them is another", Biden blasted of the deal he said does not advantage the USA or make us safer. Trump also may have endangered US allies in the region, since any attempt by USA officials to correct the course he's set could provide North Korea with a convenient excuse to withdraw from the negotiation process ― and blame the US for the diplomatic collapse.

Before the summit, several commentators wondered how the travel-shy Kim was going to get to Singapore, having not flown such a distance since coming to power in December 2011. "Anybody that takes over a situation like he did at 26 years of age and is able to run it and run it tough".

"The sanctions will come off when we are sure that the nukes are no longer a factor", Trump said in Singapore after his summit with Kim.

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