A "radical turning point" in US-North Korean relations
The historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday could mark a "radical turning point" in relations between the two countries, KCNA, North Korea's state news agency, said today.
The hostile and destructive relationship between the two states "lasted the longest period on Earth," the KCNA said in its first report on the four leaders' four-on-four, while the text expressed the hope that the Singapore summit will allow for a "radical turning point in extremely hostile relations" between the two sides.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un believes that the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula depends on the mutual termination of any action that leads to a rivalry between Washington and Pyongyang, the North Korean state news agency reported today.
"Kim Jong Un stated (during the summit) that in order to restore peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and achieve denuclearization, the two countries must commit to refraining from competing." one another, "mutual, so that there is mutual understanding," the agency reported.
The North Korean leader invited US President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang during a summit in Singapore and accepted Trump's invitation to visit the United States, the North Korean state news agency KA reported today.
"Kim Jong Un invited Trump to visit Pyongyang in due course" and "Trump invited Kim Jong Un to go to the United States," the KCNA reported.
"The two leaders gladly accepted the mutual challenges, convinced that (these visits) will also be important opportunities for the improvement of relations" between the two countries, the same agency added.
For his part, US President Donald Trump promised to lift sanctions against North Korea and provide guarantees for the country's security during a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, the North Korean state reported today. KCNA news agency.
Trump reportedly made the promise after pledging to end joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korean armed forces, according to the same agency.
There has been no comment on the sanctions from Washington, at least so far.
His unprecedented meeting in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday helped prevent a "nuclear catastrophe," he said in a message posted on his Twitter account by US President Donald Trump.
"The world has taken a big step back from a potential nuclear disaster!" He said. "No more rocket launches, no more nuclear weapons tests! The hostages returned to their homes and families. "Thank you, President Kim. Our day together was historic!" Trump added in the post.