Most Western observers have said the deal includes no new commitments from North Korea nor details on how denuclearisation could be achieved or verified. "The most important, hard part of this security issue is for the United States and North Korea to sit down to find a way to resolution via equal talks", Wang said.
But much of the fear over imminent war past year was stoked in the first place by Trump's "fire and fury" rhetoric and boasts about the size of the USA nuclear button. "There's a lot of work left to do".
"Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office", he tweeted.
In Pyongyang, the North Korean autocrat woke up to state media's enthusiastic claims of a victorious meeting with the USA president; photos of him standing side-by-side with Trump on the world stage were splashed across newspapers.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un were the stars of the historic Singapore summit on Tuesday, but it was China's worldview that dominated. That concession to Kim appeared to catch the Pentagon and officials in Seoul off guard, and some South Koreans were alarmed. North Korea has long objected to the drills as a security threat.
"We'll march forward to the final victory for the cause of socialism along the road pointed out by the respected supreme leader, who possesses brilliant wisdom and outstanding political ability", said Choe Sung Il, another Pyongyang resident who watched the news at the train station.
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He said many in the media were hoping that the talks would "blow up" and that Kim Jong would "humiliate and embarrass Trump". The U.S. needs to formulate a concrete, step-by-step roadmap to achieve denuclearization in Korea, Einhorn said.
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"I really think that Otto is someone who did not die in vain". "I am equally confident they understand that there will be in-depth verification".
Chinese state media described the summit as a "starting point" but said "no-one would expect the half-day summit to be able to iron out all differences and remove deep-seated mistrust between the two long-time foes". And I know when somebody wants to deal, and I know when somebody doesn't. While the president won general praise for talking to Kim - instead of tweeting at him - even some Republicans were grasping for concrete takeaways and sounding cautious. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. "Doesn't mean you can't do it, but you've got to do it very, very carefully". "If joint South Korea-U.S. military exercises are halted, the role of the Combined Forces Command ends and U.S. troop numbers will naturally decline", he claimed.
Trump's comment on suspending joint exercises with Seoul have caught South Korea's Defense Ministry and US forces in Korea off guard.
80,000 to 120,000 political prisoners are held in North Korean prisons, according to a United Nations commission of inquiry, which found that the regime's crimes included "extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape, forced abortions and other sexual violence, persecution on political, religious, racial and gender grounds, the forcible transfer of populations, the enforced disappearance of persons and the inhumane act of knowingly causing prolonged starvation".
But she quickly added: "As long as we have our Marshal, the future of our country will be bright".
The administration's argument is that the incremental approach used by past administrations has allowed North Korea to extract rewards and incentives from the USA, only to ultimately renege and refuse to give up its nukes.