Trump Kim summit: North Korean media celebrates meeting

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Kim Jong Un said that if the US side took "genuine measures for building trust", North Korea would continue to take "additional good-will measures of next stage commensurate with them".

Moon will be chairing a national security meeting on Thursday to discuss the summit.

The centrist Hankook daily noted that the post-summit joint statement signed by the U.S. president and North Korean leader on Tuesday had omitted Washington's demand for a "complete, verifiable, irreversible" denuclearisation of the North and lacked a concrete timetable to achieve that goal. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono also headed to Seoul and was to meet with Pompeo and his South Korean counterpart. "Until such time as North Korea can take those concrete steps to denuclearize, our policy should be to continue the maximum pressure campaign", Gardner said.

Although the Pentagon said Defence Secretary Jim Mattis was consulted, current and former USA defence officials expressed concern at the possibility the United States would halt the exercises without an explicit concession from North Korea lowering the threat.

China, North Korea's main ally, accounts for more than 90 percent of the isolated country's trade, and China's participation is widely seen as crucial for global sanctions to have any bite.

It also did not mention points raised later by Trump around the abduction of Japanese citizens, human rights abuses or the withdrawal of USA troops.

Pompeo arrived in Seoul on Wednesday evening after accompanying Trump to the historic summit with Kim in Singapore on Tuesday.

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Despite Trump's optimism following his summit with Kim, many remained skeptical that North Korea, infamous on the world stage for making empty promises, especially when it comes to its nuclear program, would follow through on its pledges from this week's meetings. "It's a win for Kim Jong Un".

It also described the situation as "two countries fighting and pointing nuclear weapons at each other", suggesting that North Korea should be recognized as a nuclear power.

While the US has yet to confirm the contents of the reports, they suggest that the two leaders reached more verbal agreements than they put on paper, and made public.

Pompeo, after landing in South Korea, met for almost an hour with Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of U.S. Forces Korea.

Denuclearisation will be the first step toward peace on the peninsula and Australia and the International Atomic Energy Agency have both offered to fill that role.

Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal drew a different conclusion from the Singapore summit. "If we can't agree on what the facts are, if there are no facts because they are in endless dispute, there is no accountability".

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