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North, South Korea hold rare military talks to reduce border tensions

North, South Korea hold rare military talks to reduce border tensions

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

President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appear to be on different pages about when the USA might start to peel back sanctions against North Korea.

Pompeo underscored that the agreement signed on Tuesday by Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un includes verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.

Now, North Koreans are getting their first glimpse of the meeting between their leader and Trump in Singapore Tuesday.

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

-South Korea joint military exercises if talks between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States continue.

Moon later said South Korea would be flexible when it came to military pressure on North Korea if it was honest about denuclearisation. "We have thousands of people who have asked for that - thousands and thousands of people", Trump said. South Korea, the US, and Japan will continue to maintain close cooperation to achieve North Korea's CVID.

The video Trump showed the North Koreans was one of several unscripted moments in a carefully planned meeting between the two leaders.

Pompeo - who participated in the Trump-Kim talks - is believed to have briefed his counterparts on the road map.

Moon made the remarks during a National Security Council (NSC) meeting of the presidential Blue House to assess the DPRK-U.S. summit and discuss response measures of the South Korean government.

But details on what form those promises would take were sparse, with critics noting the lack of a timeline for when North Korea will begin dismantling its nuclear programme. "We're hopeful that we can achieve that in the two and a half years".

"We are going to get complete denuclearisation; only then will there be relief from the sanctions".

Wang said the summit "moved the peninsula's nuclear issue into the right track of peace and negotiation in line with all parties including the USA and China as well as the hopes of global society".

Moon and Xi have advocated a phased approach to negotiations and moved to quickly fix ties with North Korea, while Japan wants a US-led "maximum pressure" campaign to continue.

In comments reported by Reuters, he said there was still "a great deal of work to do. a long way to go with North Korea".