Abe told reporters that Trump had clearly conveyed Japan's stance on the abduction issue to the North Korean leader.
The two countries should always view each other's strategic intentions in a correct way, and respect and take care of each other's core interests and major concerns, he said, noting that is the important lesson derived from the almost 40 years of development of bilateral ties after they forged diplomatic ties.
For Kim Jong Un, it is his nuclear weapons that brought Trump to the table.
On this, the U.S. may not find China on the same page.
On the joint U.S.
Separately, South and North Korea have said they will completely restore their military communication lines. -South Korea military exercises and the US forces stationed in South Korea were degrading enough to upset his own country's service people, Koda said.
The omission is irrelevant, Pompeo said, adding that he was confident the North Koreans fully understood that verification would be a necessity. In the past, some estimates for smaller exercises have been about $2 million, while some larger ones have cost $15 million or more - all relatively minor expenses for a department with a budget now exceeding $700 billion.
When asked how he could mourn the death of American Otto Warmbier, who was held hostage by Pyongyang, but not attack Kim's human rights record, Trump said he wants to have a good rapport with the leader.More news: Russia World Cup ready to kick off with grand opening ceremony
SCHMITZ: Bishop says now that Trump has gotten what he wants from China and North Korea, his patience with the trade imbalance with China may be running out.
Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday, and, "antsy and bored", he urged his aides to demand that Kim meet with him on Monday, instead of Tuesday morning, as carefully scheduled, The Washington Post reports. But if we know one thing about negotiations in general, and negotiations with North Korea, it is this: If you can't write it down, you don't have a deal.
'That's my term. They might use it, ' Trump said. "He gave us the remains of our great heroes ... nobody thought that was possible".
Mr Pompeo was speaking at a press conference in Seoul with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts.
The next joint drill was scheduled for this autumn.
Human rights activists - and the USA government - have also admonished the North Korean regime for its long record of detaining and punishing thousands of people in prison camps. The Pentagon, however, has remained silent on what Trump meant and hasn't confirmed it will cancel or postpone the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise.
"Did you notice that Donald Trump didn't call them military exercises?"
Under Trump, a senior advisor to the State Department started monitoring the social media feeds of career diplomats and American employees of global institutions to grade their loyalty to Trump.