This allowed Trump to pull the United States out of the pact earlier this year. Trump praised the current level of relations between Washington and Pyongyang, saying that "I don't even want to use the term maximum pressure anymore because we're getting along". Does that mean that we can expect outcomes that can satisfy both sides?
"And I think it'll be a process".
He also said "we talked about ending the war", suggesting a formal conclusion of hostilities stemming from the Korean War in the 1950s could be a result of the Singapore summit.
As expected, Kim Yong Chol handed Trump a letter from Kim that may clear up some of the questions. The president said that he has not yet read the letter. But eight minutes into the conversation, he said, "I haven't seen the letter yet", the president said.
The breakthrough announced after a almost 2-hour meeting at the White House between Trump and Kim Yong-Chol, one of North Korea's most senior officials, the highest-level talks between the 2 countries in 18 years.
Trump said after meeting with a senior North Korean official at the White House that the summit will go ahead in Singapore to discuss the dismantlement of the North's nuclear weapons program.
White House and State Department officials declined to comment to the Post on the advance team planning details. I think it's going to be a process. The official, Kim Yong Chol, posed for photos with Trump outside the Oval Office, and they talked amiably at Kim's vehicle before he was driven away.
But a particularly awkward logistical issue remains unresolved, according to two people familiar with the talks.
"They basically agreed to establish a liaison office in the North Korean border town of Kaesong". By the next day, he was signaling the event could be back on after a conciliatory response from North Korea.
"Japan will not tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea".
Could human rights issues be a deal-breaker?
"President Trump and I believe Chairman Kim is the kind of leader who can make those kind of decisions, and in the coming weeks and months, we will have the opportunity to test whether or not this is the case".
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday that Japan will make efforts to contribute to the success of the unprecedented U.S. "I told them today, take your time, we can go fast or we can go slowly". "We can go fast, we can go slow".
Is the end of the Korean War after 70 years realistic?
"It's really a get-to-know-you kind of a situation". I don't think it's something imminent, though. "Just because we have been tricked by North Korea before does not guarantee that we will be tricked in the future", Song said.