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'We believe that Kim Jong-un understands the urgency. that we must do this quickly, ' US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says of the effort to have North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons.

Donald Trump left this week's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un having granted a huge last-minute concession: promising to stop what he called "war games" with South Korea.

Hailing his meeting with Kim, the first between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader, as a major win for American security, Trump indicated that he expects Pyongyang to follow through on its commitment to work toward denuclearization, Reuters reports.

At a news conference after the meeting, Mr Trump said he would lift sanctions against North Korea once "nukes are no longer a factor".

While Trump and Kim concluded their summit in Singapore by signing a joint statement that promised "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", it did not specify what that process would entail.

But big, joint U.S.

The two Koreas were also to hold the first high-level military talks in 10 years on Thursday, according to the South Korean news agency Yonhap.

Trump's rush to claim credit for the supposed disappearance of the North Korean nuclear threat may also give nations like China and Russian Federation an incentive to ease stringent implementation of the "maximum pressure" sanctions that helped bring Pyongyang to the table.

For his part, Wang said China has a "firm commitment" to denuclearisation but that North Korea's "legitimate" concerns must be addressed.

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning declared an end to the North Korean nuclear threat.

In the video, Kim can also be seen lounging in his swanky room at the St. Regis Singapore, one of the most luxurious hotels on the island city-state, and heading out for an evening tour the night before the summit.

Trump's Tuesday meeting with Kim produced a wave of USA concessions in exchange for vague, nonbinding promises from North Korea, but it did make nuclear war all but inconceivable at the present moment.

When pressed on the fact that Kim had done some "really bad things", Trump responded: 'Yeah, but so have a lot of other people done some really bad things.

Trump's move had caught South Korean officials off guard, but they said a halt in the drills was needed while dialogue with the North was underway.

He defended Trump's tweet just after returning from Singapore in which he said the world can "sleep well tonight" and that "there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea".

The UN has previously accused the North Korean regime of "systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations". The president's latest comments are in stark contrast to his threats to unleash "fire and fury" a year ago in response to Pyongyang's nuclear and long-range missile tests. "But the issues of the alliance should be dealt with under the premise we maintain joint ironclad defence posture". -South Korean air combat exercises.

Harris was introduced by two Democratic senators, Maisie Hirono and Bill Nelson, and both Republican and Democratic senators said during his testimony that they expected he would be confirmed.

The Korean Peninsula remains technically at war, because the 1950-53 conflict ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty.