Americans have long hoped for a peaceful denuclearization of North Korea

Americans have long hoped for a peaceful denuclearization of North Korea

Americans have long hoped for a peaceful denuclearization of North Korea

At the summit at the Capella Hotel in Singapore, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and for the two states to establish "new relations".

Speaking in Beijing following Trump and Kim's signing of a joint statement at the end of their historic summit in Singapore, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang reiterated that China has always strictly abided by all United Nations resolutions on North Korea.

Donald Trump takes questions after the Singapore summit.

Trump has also expressed the hope that both China and South Korea will play a major part in developing North Korea's economy, something Kim is seeking.

While many North Korea experts and defectors welcome the ease in tensions between the US and North Korea, they faulted Trump for overtly praising an authoritarian leader and failing to bring up human rights violations within North Korea.

The US president also said the Islamic Republic was "a different country" as compared to several months ago due to his decision to withdraw from the 2015 accord. "This is a win for North Korea, which seems to have yielded nothing".

Iran said Monday that North Korea should be wary of negotiating with Trump in light of his withdrawal from the landmark agreement, which the Obama administration had reached with Iran, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russian Federation.

American adults have supported working toward denuclearization of North Korea using diplomacy and peaceful efforts for many years.

North Korea also serves as a valuable buffer state between China and USA forces in South Korea. I believe he is happy we made this progress.

But analysts said it was a far cry from the breakthrough that president Richard Nixon scored with his visit to communist China in 1972 that ended decades of estrangement between Washington and Beijing.

USA forces in South Korea said it has "received no updated guidance on the execution or cessation of training exercises" and will continue to coordinate with South Korean partners and maintain the current posture until it receives an updated guidance from the Department of Defense or the Indo-Pacific Command.

But Chung said that China would not be left out.

Trump insisted at a post-summit news conference that this was the start of a process and that sanctions would remain in place until Kim takes concrete steps toward denuclearisation. This could be part of USA efforts to ensure regime security for North Korea.

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