President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have wrapped up their historic summit after the two spent more than four hours talking and emerged to sign a document.
We’re provided two videos as the news flows out of the Singapore meeting.
First, a report fron CBS2’s (New York) Janelle’s Burrell. Next, President Trump held a news conference after the historic meeting, we’ve included some excerpts.
President Trump says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has made an “unwavering commitment” to complete denuclearization after an historic meeting in Singapore. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged on Tuesday to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula while Washington committed to provide security guarantees for its old enemy.
The joint statement signed at the end of their historic summit in Singapore gave few details on how either goal would be achieved but Trump fleshed out some details at a news conference.
“President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” said the statement.
DPRK is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the formal name of North Korea.
Trump said he expected the denuclearization process to start “very, very quickly”. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials would hold follow-up negotiations “at the earliest possible date”, the statement said.
Trump told the news conference that the process would be verified, and that the verification “will involve having a lot of people in North Korea”.