Reaction to Trump-Kim summit

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The president and the North Korean leader signed a document on Tuesday stating that Pyongyang would work toward "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

WITH US President Donald Trump setting the course for normalising ties with North Korea and even saying that war games with South Korea would end, China appeared to be a beneficiary from Tuesday's summit, while Japan welcomed the outcome.

"It is a blank cheque for Pyongyang, a free pass to carry on as (North Korea leader Kim Jong Un) pleases, as his regime has for decades", he said.

"There was a comprehensive and in-depth discussion over the issues of establishing new DPRK-U.S. relations and building a permanent and durable peace mechanism at the talks", the KCNA report added, using the initials for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

A man watches a TV screen showing file footage of US President Donald Trump, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Experts at Boston-area universities Tuesday reacted both cautiously and skeptically to President Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying it hadn't produced much of substance and even that Kim had come away the victor.

His comments echoed those of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who said on Monday talks between the countries were "moving quite rapidly and we anticipate they will come to their logical conclusion even more quickly than we had anticipated". "We don't have high expectations, although we have high hopes", she said. Mark Warner, D-Va. "Whether this will result in a verifiable agreement to dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons program, America and the world will wait to find out". The conference featured three days of round table discussions with scholars, soldiers, and diplomats, including former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Christopher Hill and Sue Mi Terry, a former North Korea analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency. North Korea has either cheated on or disregarded the agreements in the past.

For years, China has wanted tensions to cool on the neighboring Korean peninsula and for the U.S.to scale back its military operations in China's Asian backyard.

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

"However, it does not make sense that the U.S".

Trump spoke movingly of American college student Otto Warmbier, who spent a year in a North Korean prison and died days after returning home to the US.

Admittedly, Trump said Kim was very pleased with the development. Trump, however, said on June 2 that the U.S.

But Daniel Davis, a retired army lieutenant colonel and fellow at the Defense Priorities military think tank, said suspending the drills would have no short-term impact on US and South Korean military readiness.

"That is a long time for these big massive planes to be flying to South Korea to practice and then drop bombs all over the place and then to go back to Guam, I know a lot about airplanes, it is very expensive".

"Christians, yes", said Trump.

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