Trump and Kim meet after months of threats and insults

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President Trump salutes Fred and Cindy Warmbier, whose son was imprisoned in North Korea and returned to America on the verge of death; pledges to honor Otto's memory with American resolve.

The presidential office said the measures were particularly needed at a time "when a variety of serious dialogues have been held between the North and the USA for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and the establishment of relations". "I got that after we signed the agreement", the president told reporters.

"It's important for us to remember that it's largely words at this point, and that we have to look for actions, particularly from North Korea", Panetta said during an interview with FOX Business' Neil Cavuto on Tuesday.

It explained that the meeting had 'great significance in overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for the opening up of a new future'.

"So far, the Korean peninsula issues are developing mostly in the direction China is hoping for - and after the Kim-Trump summit in Singapore, China's role will definitely be bigger". "Other administrations. had a policy of silence".

But others point out that there would be little good to come from the USA president publicly bashing Kim while attempting diplomacy, and suggest that this is Trump's way of buttering up the brutal dictator.

Despite all this, Trump's support from his right-wing political base remains strong, and his followers are likely to trumpet the outcome of the North Korea summit as the president achieving something his predecessors could not.

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Colonel Rob Manning, another spokesperson, said: "We are going to be aligned with the president", while noting that the readiness of United States forces would remain "paramout".

But the last three presidents secured commitments from North Korea on denuclearisation that North Korea later reneged on.

Mintaro Oba, a former US State Department diplomat specialising in the Koreas, said the summit was more about style and symbolism. "I will call him shortly - maybe before I land", Trump said.

This was seen by some analysts as a big victory for China, since Beijing had sought a "dual suspension" - or "freeze for freeze" - by which the US and South Korea would freeze military exercises in exchange for the North suspending nuclear weapons testing.

"China has consistently held that sanctions are not the goal in themselves", Geng said at a daily briefing.

"It could take one or two more years to reach a complete resolution after the two leaders [of the US and North Korea] initiate talks".

Mr Trump said he had formed a "special bond" with Mr Kim, and would "absolutely" invite him to Washington. You have South Korea, you have China and they own the land in the middle.

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