North Korea Agrees To Work Toward 'Complete Denuclearization'

posted by 24/7 News -

Kim Jong Un is reaffirming his commitment made in April to eventual and complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.  

Photos of a joint agreement signed by the two leaders following their historic summit in Singapore reveal some details.  Trump is offering security guarantees in exchange for denuclearization.  

The document commits both the U.S. and North Korea to a follow-up negotiations led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his North Korean counterpart.  It also calls for the recovery and repatriation of the remains of missing service members who were lost in the Korean War in the early 1950s. 

President Trump says the summit was honest, direct, and productive.  

At a news briefing in Singapore Tuesday, Trump expressed confidence in the declaration, calling it very comprehensive.  Trump said the past does not have to define the future and noted that longtime adversaries can become friends.  

Meantime, Trump noted that the U.S. will stop holding joint war games with South Korea and said he would like to bring American troops home eventually.  There are more than 30-thousand U.S. troops in South Korea.

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