WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump posted on Twitter Wednesday that North Korea is “no longer a nuclear threat.”
The daring assertion was made following his summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, the place the dictator “decided to leave the past behind” and even promised, “the world will see a major change.”
The two leaders signed a historic doc which included for an change of safety ensures, Kim affirmed his dedication to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
“Chairman Kim has the chance to seize an incredible future for his people. Anyone can make war – only the most courageous can make peace,” Trump mentioned.
North Korea is believed to own 50 nuclear warheads and greater than 100 suspected atomic program websites.
Trump mentioned the sanctions on North Korea won’t be lifted till progress towards denuclearization is verified.
The signed accord establishes new US-North Korea relations constructing in direction of a lasting, steady peace.
“Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience,” Trump posted on Twitter Wednesday. “North Korea has great potential for the future!”
Trump also stated that the United States will reduce on its navy workout routines within the area, a declare that appeared to catch Japan and South Korea officers off guard.
“the United States-South Korea joint exercises and US forces in South Korea play significant roles for the security in East Asia,” mentioned Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Ondorera.
“The United States is our ally, so the joint military drills are still necessary to maintain our relationship with the United States,” mentioned Lee Jae Sung, from Incheon. “I think they will be continued for a while.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Seoul and met with Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of US Forces Korea.
He’s scheduled to satisfy with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday.