Trump says he will stop 'war games' with South Korea


Despite being regarded as a first step towards denuclearisation, the North Korean Supreme Leader was credited for creating conditions for peace following his historic meeting on Tuesday with Donald Trump.

Photographs of Trump and Kim Jong Un crowded the first half of Wednesday's six-page Rodong Sinmun, the pair in various situations at the summit venue in Singapore.

Assessments of Jae-in's diplomacy have become more divisive and complex, with Mr. Trump criticized in both South Korea and the United States for the concessions he made to North Korea, while others believe the summit will successfully prolong the current mood of detente. The halted exercises seem to be a concession to Pyongyang, which has repeatedly claimed that the drills are practice for a strike against North Korea.

Trump and Kim Jong Un have now parted ways, since Singapore is 12 hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time, and are heading home, but here's a round up of the biggest moments from their time together.

"We will be stopping the war games which will save us a tremendous amount of money".

Trump's Twitter barrage came as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo jetted to Seoul for follow-up talks Wednesday and Thursday. In his media briefing in Singapore on Tuesday, Trump mentioned ending the drills, which he described - in language similar to that used by North Korea - as "provocative", saying it would save the the USA money.

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Monday said the US will not pull any of its 28,5000 troops from the Korean peninsula.

"I believe it's a rough situation over there, there's no question about it and we did discussed it today pretty strongly", Trump said in response to a question from ABC News chief White House correspondent Jon Karl.

North Korea also was no longer the United States' "biggest and most unsafe problem", he added.

"From now on, there will be various kinds of bargaining toward a Japan-North Korea summit", the unnamed official said. That is because under the deal, the North retains its nuclear warheads, the missiles to launch them and has not agreed to any specific process to get rid of them. Pompeo, the former Central Intelligence Agency director, then plans to fly to Beijing to update the Chinese government on the talks. He met for almost an hour with General Vincent Brooks, commander of US Forces Korea, at the air base before heading by motorcade to Seoul.

Washington and Seoul are security allies, with 28,500 USA troops stationed in the South to defend it from its neighbour which invaded in 1950.

The document promised "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" without detailing exactly what that would entail.

Donald Trump approached from the right, striding down the long portico at the colonial-era Singapore resort.

Here's a look at reactions to the summit as people watched events unfold.

"The world will see a major change", he said. But the White House "tried to fill in the blanks", he said, and in Kimmel Live's imagining, Trump gave away a comically large number of things.

"I was surprised", he said, according to a report by Breaking Defense.

If he was forced to negotiate by US pressure, it certainly wasn't obvious.

"The US-South Korea joint exercises and USA forces in South Korea play significant roles for the security in East Asia", Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters Wednesday. That leads to further concerns that Trump may make further frivolous concessions in a bid to gain quick results simply out of political motives. He knows what he wants, which is to gain an. worldwide acceptance of North Korea as a nuclear weapons power. He said North Korea is likely to consider Trump's decision a temporary measure while it remains in negotiations with Washington.