Kim Jong Un Agrees To 'Complete Denuclearization' In Historic Summit With Trump


North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has committed to "complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" in a joint document he signed alongside President Donald Trump after the two held a historic summit in Singapore.

Trump said the document is "pretty comprehensive," and that denuclearisation could begin "very quickly."

The documents agreed to by the two leaders says the Democratic People's Republic of Korea "commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

Trump said Kim had expressed an "unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" in the signed document.

"We're prepared to start a new history, and we're ready to write a new chapter between our two nations," he told a packed room of reporters after the two leaders met and had lunch.

"I believe he's going to live up to that document," Trump said, adding that "our eyes are wide open, but peace is always worth the effort, especially in this case."

"He wants to do that. This isn't the past. This isn't another administration that never got it started and therefore never got it done," Trump said.

Kim said through a translator that "today, we had a historic meeting and decided to leave the past behind ... The world will see a major change."

Trump, who said "I haven't slept in 25 hours but I thought it was important to do," also noted that the United States has not yet committed to easing economic sanctions that have crushed the reclusive nation for decades.

The joint declaration also makes no mention of the state of the Korean War, which ended in a stalemate and an armistice nearly 55 years ago.



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