United States committed to 'complete, verifiable and irreversible' North Korea denuclearisation: Pompeo

Enlarge this image

When asked if US President Donald Trump should have mentioned North Korea's cyber weapons in the summit, Mr Beloussov said he wouldn't criticise the US, as "denuclearisation is a great step".

Fresh off his nuclear summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in Singapore, Trump has touted the meeting as a success.

North Korea's state-run media on Wednesday reported in detail about what Kim and Trump discussed and agreed on in Singapore.

Following the summit, Trump said the United States would halt its "provocative" joint military drills with South Korea as long as negotiations are ongoing with the North, an announcement that caught Seoul by surprise.

The agreement signed Tuesday by Trump and Kim also included provisions for future negotiations, hinting at the possibility of more meetings between the US and North Korean leaders.

Amid the nervousness in Tokyo and Seoul, Russia crowed on Wednesday that the United States had essentially adopted a Chinese-Russian road map by jettisoning the military exercises. In the run-up to the summit, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a last-minute visit to the White House to secure Trump's support in pushing for the return of Japanese citizens abducted in North Korea.

Trump's own chest-thumping tweet seemed reminiscent of the "Mission Accomplished" banner flown behind President George W. Bush in 2003 when he spoke aboard a Navy ship following the USA invasion of Iraq.

Pompeo said he'll be hammering out details of the accord in the coming weeks with North Korean counterparts.

The drill is designed in the spirit of the US-South Korean mutual defense treaty of 1953, the Pentagon said.

At their historic summit, Kim made few concessions beyond agreeing to "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" - a term his regime and the USA can't agree on a definition for.

"There are always concerns about President Trump and he's very erratic", Wit said.

USA imposes new Russian Federation sanctions over cyber-attacks
The attacks also included assaults on the USA energy grid and on internet routers and switches, the Treasury said. It is also reported today's action also targets the Russian government's underwater capabilities.

North Korea summit in Singapore
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump have arrived in Singapore for an unprecedented summit . It is unclear, however, under what terms North Korea would agree to in an effort to reduce its nuclear arsenal.

Dem senators move to halt potential USA troop withdrawal from S. Korea
In a separate tweet Wednesday, Trump addressed the issue, saying that the US would "save a fortune" by not holding the "war games".

But he said that was no longer the case, and everyone can "sleep well tonight".

The loot? An interview with President Donald Trump following his recent history talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

He said he was confident in the administration's "capacity to negotiate to that place. most certainly in the president's first term.in the 2½ years".

Both sides stated their commitment "to establish new US-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity" and to "join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula".

Donald Trump left this week's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un having granted a huge last-minute concession: promising to stop what he called "war games" with South Korea.

The president was also "unequivocal" with Kim about the need to return abductees from Japan seized by the North in the 1970s and 1980s, Pompeo said at the news conference.

Trump's claim that North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat is questionable considering Pyongyang's significant weapons arsenal.

New York Times reporter Julie Hirschfeld David, one of Blitzer's guests, accused Trump of attacking the media for "daring to do our jobs, which is to evaluate things he does".

"Let me assure you that "complete" encompasses verifiable in the minds of everyone concerned". It's unclear whether the president informed US allies in the region of his plan to end the "war games", as he called them, prior to his declaration. He said that Trump "made it very clear" that the suspension would only last while "good faith negotiations" continued.

In Japan, the prospect of canceled U.S. The next scheduled major exercise, involving tens of thousands of troops, normally would be held in August. He said he planned to continue sharing the view with Washington and Seoul.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New iPhone X Plus notch screen and triple camera leak
Jun 14, 2018 - 08:47
The larger iPhone X Plus appears to feature a 6.5-inch display making it dwarf the current 5.8-inch iPhone X . But where it should also excel is in camera quality thanks to a triple lens camera on the rear.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Morocco Loses to U.S, Canada & Mexico
Jun 14, 2018 - 07:00
The 2026 World Cup could turn out to be one of the most significant developments to American soccer in a long time. The world's biggest sporting event could be on its way to Edmonton. "It is a nice message".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top U.S. Government Bonds Fall After Fed Raises Rates
Jun 14, 2018 - 05:39
The Fed expects unemployment to fall to 3.6% this year , and, said Powell, " Most people who want to find jobs are finding them". It kept borrowing costs that low after the financial crisis to encourage businesses and consumers to spend and grow the economy.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top E3 2018: God Of War To Receive A New Game Mode
Jun 14, 2018 - 05:33
That will also be possible, and quite frankly, you may need it, New Game+ won't just be a sunny stroll through Midgard. You will keep all of your armour, enchantments, and everything else acquired during the first play-through.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kim Summit Makes Front Page News in North Korea
Jun 14, 2018 - 03:57
Mr Lee has said the summit would cost Singapore about S$20 million ($A19 million), more than half of which would go on security. The White House said that first meeting will be followed by an expanded meeting with their advisers as well as a working lunch.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Brexit law faces tricky United Kingdom parliament votes
Jun 14, 2018 - 03:19
Laura Smith, MP for Crewe and Nantwich, was among 15 Labour MPs who voted with Theresa May to reject the EEA amendment. The government has also put down some amendments aimed at uniting the party around a compromise.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Boat carrying over 900 migrants docks in Italy
Jun 14, 2018 - 03:13
Mr Salvini told the Senate: "We have nothing to learn about generosity, voluntarism, welcoming, and solidarity from anyone". The chancellor said migration represented a significant challenge for Europe when it was in a "very fragile situation".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Three dead in south of Saudi Arabia from missile attack: state media
Jun 14, 2018 - 02:06
The coalition aims to restore the government of self-exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Coalition warplanes and warships launched strikes targeting the Houthis, they added.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Shakhtar reveal how Mourinho beat Man City to Fred transfer
Jun 14, 2018 - 02:05
Brazil's campaign for the World Cup begins with a clash against Switzerland on 17 June before they face Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Canadian lawmakers unanimously accuse USA of attacking Trudeau
Jun 14, 2018 - 01:49
On board Air Force One, an AFP reporter was told that Trump had approved the agreement, only to be told later of the tweets . Mr Trump has infuriated the European Union, Canada and Mexico by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US, Mexico, Canada embark on World Cup history with winning bid
Jun 13, 2018 - 23:17
Canada would benefit the most from getting an automatic bid, considering it has not successfully qualified on its own since 1986. The Canadian cities are Edmonton, Alberta; Montreal; and Toronto; and Mexico's are Guadalajara; Mexico City; and Monterrey.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Uber will be able to identify drunken passengers
Jun 13, 2018 - 23:13
Uber patents tech that would identify drunk passengers before they get in the auto by analyzing a number of factors. The premise of the software is to use a learned algorithm to determine a user's state of inebriation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Spain stunningly fires World Cup head coach over betrayal
Jun 13, 2018 - 23:12
Frenchman Zinedine Zidane stepped down two weeks ago, days after leading Real to a third consecutive Champions League title. Last month, Lopetegui agreed to a contract extension through 2020.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nebraska woman and her boyfriend charged with Sydney Loofe's murder
Jun 13, 2018 - 23:10
Sydney's pal Terra Gehring told local radio that she was looking forward to a second date after a successful match on Tinder. The pair were named as persons of interest when Loofe failed to return home after her meet up with Boswell.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Statement: PM Delighted Over Prince Harry And Duchess Visit
Jun 13, 2018 - 22:53
The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. At one point during the ceremony, the entire royal family stands before their public on a grand balcony.