Half of Americans approve of Trump's handling of North Korea - Reuters/Ipsos poll

Half of Americans approve of Trump's handling of North Korea - Reuters/Ipsos poll

President Donald Trump has arrived back in Washington from his historic nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

When Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited the global media center for the summit at F1 Pit Building on Sunday, he said it will cost the city state "around 20 million Singaporean dollars" (W16.1 billion, US$1=W1,078) to host the "historic summit".

Trump was also optimistic about the progress they achieved, stating, "We are going to take care of a very big and very unsafe problem for the world".

But like everyone else, military chiefs in South Korea were caught off-guard by Trump's unilateral declaration of an end to joint exercises, which is likely to embolden conservatives calling for Seoul to develop nuclear weapons of its own. So, we want the president to be successful in gaining a way in which the Korean Peninsula will be nuclear-free. So, the president made some concessions.

After almost five hours of unprecedented talks between Trump and Kim on Tuesday, the two leaders signed a document in which Kim "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" and the U.S. agreed to "provide security guarantees".

She also went on air to report on the deaths of Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Un's father and grandfather.

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"The president said it will be verified", the reporter said to Pompeo in South Korea, to which Pompeo responded, "Of course it will".

Trump left the discussions assured that Kim would begin dismantling his country's missile sites in the immediate future, telling ABC News that Kim "trusts me, and I trust him".

The secretary of state said on Wednesday that the us wants quick progress on North Korea's promise to dismantle its nuclear program.

The decision to publish extensive coverage of the summit seems to reflect North Korea's desire to portray itself to citizens as a player on the global stage, and is considered by some to be a propaganda coup.

The welcome from Japan was conspicuously less effusive than from other countries, with Tokyo under direct threat from North Korean missiles and reliant on the USA for its defence.

Ultimately, that may end up being the only option that the United States has short of war.

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