Full text of the Trump-Kim summit agreement

Lloyd Doyle
June 12, 2018

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shared a historic handshake as they meet for the first time.

The former basketball star Dennis Rodman, the American who has spent the most time with Kim, was interviewed by CNN about the summit and broke down in tears. Moon Jae-in, South Korea's president, said after the meeting had started: "Perhaps the minds of our people are on Singapore".

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walk in the Capella Hotel after their working lunch, on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018.

Kim's full delegation has not yet been confirmed, but other prominent North Korean officials seen in photos included foreign minister Ri Yong Ho and Kim Chang Son - the man who has been in Singapore in recent weeks negotiating logistical details for the summit.

Trump also said he would "love" to invite Kim to the White House.

The leaders were later joined by their senior advisers for bilateral talks, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton sitting to the left of Trump. But is sticking with United States sanctions against the North " In the meantime, the sanctions will remain in effect".

"We sat down for lunch", Rodman said of a face-to-face meeting with Kim five years ago.

North Korea, however, has shown little appetite for surrendering nuclear weapons it considers vital to the survival of Kim's dynastic rule.

In an online editorial on Sunday, it said China has played an irreplaceable role and provided crucial help in North Korea's march towards the world.

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REUTERSDonald Trump speaks to reporters after the historic Singapore Summit

He added: "This is going to lead to more and more and more and it's an honor to be with you a very great honour".

"We're going to take care of a very big and very risky problem for the world", Trump said.

Mr Trump said the pair had made "a lot of progress". Funds for military activities are obtained from remittances that come from the forced labor of North Koreans sent overseas, as well as forced labor domestically.

That is, experts suggest Pyongyang may only agree to give up its nukes in exchange for the USA terminating its military presence in South Korea and ending its regional nuclear umbrella, a security arrangement in which Washington promises in-kind retaliation on behalf of close allies if they are attacked with nuclear weapons.

Rodman's trip was sponsored by PotCoin, a cryptocurrency company that gives marijuana businesses access to banking as an alternative to many financial institutions that will not do business with cannabis companies because marijuana is illegal under USA federal law.

Cheers in South Korea and a one-page "extra" edition of a Japanese newspaper greeted Tuesday's unprecedented summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

"The discussions between the United States and North Korea are ongoing and have moved more quickly than expected", the White House said in a statement.

"I do trust him, yeah", he told ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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