Donald Trump Tweets: North Korea No Longer A Nuclear Threat

North Koreans gather round a newspaper stand at a subway station in the capital Pyongyang on Wednesday

"Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office", Trump said on Twitter. "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea".

Japan is ready to help shoulder some of the initial costs of North Korea's denuclearisation - but only after the IAEA restarts inspections, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday.

It appears even Trump was unclear on whether there was any record of his 40-minute talk with Kim.

As part of the inter-Korean thaw, the Games were attended by North Korea and there was concern the military exercise could jeopardise the rapprochement.

Talks are to be led on the US side by Pompeo and, according to the agreement, a "relevant, high-level" North Korean official. "I think he trusts me, and I trust him".

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived at Osan Air Base south of Seoul from Singapore early Wednesday evening.

North Korea has resisted talks over the years because they disagreed with the U.S.'s preconditions - mainly, a clear commitment to an inspection-and-verification regime. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is also heading to Seoul and is due to meet with Mr Pompeo and his South Korean counterpart.

Even as Washington agreed to suspend joint US and South Korean military exercises as the country pursues peace with North Korea and the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, Seoul is modernizing its military and purchasing new missiles and fighter aircraft.

Despite the confusion and disappointment among some, the summit managed to, for a time at least, reset a relationship that has always been characterised by bloodshed and threats.

Media captionTrump Kim summit: What happens now?

Mr Trump said before he took office, "people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea", and president Barack Obama said North Korea was the nation's biggest problem.

Mom shares warning on Facebook after tick bite hospitalizes daughter
Griffin initially thought the girl's legs were asleep, but took her to the hospital when she was unable to speak coherently. A mother in MS is urging parents to look out for ticks after her daughter was temporarily paralyzed by a tick bite .

Dixons Carphone Breach Hits 5.9 Million Cards
About 105,000 cards issued outside the European Union, without chip-and-PIN protection, were compromised, Dixons said. The company has launched an investigation into the incident and is said to be engaged with cyber security experts.

'Trump Pump' Handshake Gave President Upper Hand With Kim Jong Un
Kimmel noted that Trump told the press he had formed a "special bond" with Kim after meeting with the North Korean leader for only 38 minutes.

The White House said preparatory negotiations had "moved more quickly than expected" and Donald Trump would leave on Tuesday evening after his talks with Kim Jong-un, ruling out the possibility the unprecedented tete-a-tete would run to two days. "No longer - sleep well tonight!" On Wednesday morning, The Associated Press, citing nothing more than Trump's tweets, posted a story headlined "Trump tweets NKorea no longer nuclear threat".

North Korea has allowed Interational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors into its declared nuclear complex in Yongbyon before, according to Robert Einhorn, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative.

China has repeatedly called for a "freeze-for-freeze" or "dual suspension" initiative, in North Korea suspends its nuclear program in exchange for the US and South Korea to suspend their joint military exercises in the region.

"We're hopeful that we can achieve that in the two and a half years".

The leaders also invited each other to their respective countries and both leaders "gladly accepted", KCNA reported.

Kim said "to achieve peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and realize its denuclearization", North Korea and the USA "should commit themselves to refraining from antagonizing with each other", according to North Korean media. He called the exercises expensive, "very provocative" and "inappropriate".

Kim said that the "world will see a major change" and he and Trump "decided to leave the past behind" as they put pen to paper.

Ultimately, that may end up being the only option that the United States has short of war. "The V matters", he told reporters.

"We would like to seek an understanding of this between Japan, the USA and South Korea", he said, Reuters reported.

In August 2017, Pyongyang threatened missile strikes on Guam, the only U.S. territory easily in reach of North Korean missiles.

Japan's defence chief said on Wednesday that the United States military presence in South Korea and joint military exercises were "vital" for East Asian security.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Michael Cohen searching for new lawyers in FBI investigation
Jun 13, 2018 - 21:35
Trump has acknowledged that he reimbursed Cohen for the payment, but he has denied that the affair with Daniels took place. President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen leaves federal court in Manhattan.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US extradites Panama ex-President Martinelli
Jun 13, 2018 - 20:43
On May 15 he asked the State Department to deny the extradition request, saying that he would be tortured in Panama . His return to Panama comes at a time of political turbulence as the country prepares for general elections in May.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Proposal to split California into three states earns spot on ballot
Jun 13, 2018 - 20:39
Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Tulare counties. With its 55 electors in the Electoral College, California has always been a stronghold for the Democratic Party.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Singer, 13, earns Howie Mandel's golden buzzer on America's Got Talent
Jun 13, 2018 - 20:37
The difference in 13-year-old Courtney Haldwin when she is singing from her everyday self has to be seen to be believed. With Hadwin headed straight through to the live shows, she's one step closer to that million-dollar prize.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top G7 row: Emmanuel Macron attacks Donald Trump's 'fits of anger'
Jun 13, 2018 - 20:28
Within Merkel's CDU party too, some are openly championing Seehofer's vision, including Saxony state premier Michael Kretschmer. It was a picture that, by several accounts , summed up the tense G7 summit over the weekend in Quebec, Canada.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Arsenal agree deal to sign Lucas Torreira
Jun 13, 2018 - 20:28
Leno - who did not make the final cut for Germany's World Cup squad - has made 304 appearances for Leverkusen and kept over 100 clean sheets.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Luka Doncic staying in 2018 National Basketball Association draft
Jun 13, 2018 - 20:07
Not only is it making the team significantly better next year, it opens the door for other opportunities after the season ends. Doncic is one of the highest touted prospects heading into the draft .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Thomas takes Dauphine lead as Martin wins stage
Jun 13, 2018 - 19:41
Thomas then launched a spectacular bid to catch Martin and only French hope Romain Bardet was able to follow. Pierre Rolland (FRA) Team EF Education First - +41 Drapac p/b Cannondale Overall leaders 1.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Saudi-led forces begin assault on Yemen port city of Hodeida
Jun 13, 2018 - 19:39
Saudi Arabia's Western allies, which sell arms to coalition states, have not said publicly if they approve of the assault. The port is the main entry point for food and humanitarian aid supplies that millions rely on in Houthi-controlled areas.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Selfie-taking tourists fall from cliff to their deaths in Portugal town
Jun 13, 2018 - 19:11
Police say they believe the couple lost their balance and fell off the wall at some time between 1am and 6am on Tuesday. Praia dos Pescadores, or Fishermans Beach, is surrounded by cliffs and a 40-metre high wall.

FCC Has Repealed Net Neutrality Rules, But Congress Can Reverse The Decision
Jun 13, 2018 - 18:38
Those last two should stick out to you, as they have been key points in the debates surrounding net neutrality rules. The FCC's abandonment of net neutrality laws, voted on past year , finally takes effect today.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chinese official backs removal of US troops from Korean Peninsula
Jun 13, 2018 - 18:29
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has Koreans in Spokane closely watching the outcome. America maintains about 28,000 troops in South Korea at any given time.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google Home speakers can now handle three commands at once
Jun 13, 2018 - 18:04
According to Google, the feature is now rolling out in English-speaking countries, including the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. Citing the example above, simply saying "turn off living room and bedroom" should work now with the desired result.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Steam chat overhaul launches in Steam Beta update
Jun 13, 2018 - 17:59
For PC gamers there are plenty of avenues to purchase titles digitally, yet the dominant platform most will use is Valve's Steam . Whether that is enough to convince users to skip third-party chat clients to go back to Steam remains to be seen.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kate Middleton Comforts Prince George at Polo Game
Jun 13, 2018 - 17:57
James's Palace, and has seven godparents: Oliver Baker, Emilia Jardine-Paterson, Earl Grosvenor, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the Hon. Kate who just gave birth seven weeks ago to her youngest, Prince Louis , was dressed casually but as always chic.