25th September 08:04 AM
Historic talks with North Korean leader that ended in a joint agreement were "tremendous" - Trump
By Vijay Narayan
Wednesday 13/06/2018
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong‑un

US President Donald Trump says his historic talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong‑un that ended in a joint agreement were "tremendous".

The BBC reports that the signed document includes a pledge from Kim to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons.

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

He said he would halt US military exercises in South Korea, something widely seen as a concession.

The summit centred on nuclear disarmament and reducing tensions.

The agreement said the two countries would co‑operate towards "new relations", while the US would provide "security guarantees" to North Korea.

Speaking to reporters after, Trump said the US would suspend "provocative" war games it holds with South Korea. Trump said he wanted to see US troops withdraw from the South.

Trump said Kim had also agreed to destroy a "major missile engine testing site" But he said sanctions would remain in place for now and argued "the US haven't given up anything".

Several reporters asked whether Trump had raised the issue of human rights with Kim, who runs a regime with extreme censorship and forced‑labour camps. The US president said he had, and did not retract his description of Kim as "talented".

Meanwhile the two leaders were on their way to the signing but Trump and Kim took a turn to go see the official presidential vehicle called “ The Beast “

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