The historical moment meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has finally happened.
President Trump declared success after a summit with Kim Jong Un that resulted in an understanding that Pyongyang would work toward denuclearization and the U.S. would end joint military exercises with South Korea. President Trump and Kim signed a document agreeing to a handful of key provisions.
Mr. Trump said that the future still remains unclear because the U.S. and North Korea didn’t reach any agreement on the details of how to achieve or verify that denuclearization.
Earlier in the day, the president claimed the summit went “better than anybody could have expected.” The president also claimed Kim has a great personality, and said he will “absolutely” invite Kim to the White House.
Mr. Trump and Kim agreed to a basic framework, in an unexpected meeting between the two leaders.
Here are the four components of the agreement outlined in the document:
- “The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S.-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.”
- “The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean peninsula.”
- “Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”
- “The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.”
Shortly after meeting with Kim, Mr. Trump, in an interview he gave to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos said that he trusts the North Korean dictator.
“I do trust him,” Mr. Trump said.
“He’s de-nuking the whole place and I think he’s going to start very quickly,” the president added.