North Korea leader Kim Jong Un (L) and US President Donald Trump shake hands after their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un became on June 12, the first sitting US and North Korean leaders to meet, shake hands and negotiate to end a decades-old nuclear stand-off. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Susan Walsh

Kim Jong Un Commits to ‘Complete Denuclearization’ in Historic Face-to-Face Meeting with Trump

Meeting in Singapore on Tuesday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a deal committing to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

“President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” according to a preamble of the document.

President Trump and Kim at first refused to tell the reporters what the document included, instead saying the content would be announced later. But after he signed it Trump held up the paper for photographers and some of the text became invisible. 

The declaration appeared to include a four-part agreement between the U.S. and the DPRK, including: 

  • That the US and DPRK work for “peace and prosperity”
  • That the nations will work for a “stable peace” on the peninsula.
  • To “work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
  • That “The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains including the immediate reparations of those already identified.”

Earlier Tuesday Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said security guarantees for North Korea were “sufficient certainty that they can be comfortable that denuclearization isn’t something that ends badly for them,” reports the New York Post.

Trump and Kim met earlier in the day and shook hands between U.S. and North Korean flags where the American president predicted and “terrific” relationship with Kim.

“I feel really great. We’ll have a great discussion. Tremendous success. This will be tremendously successful. It’s my honor. We will have a terrific relationship,” Trump told reporters. 

Kim told reporters that “the world will see a major change.”

This is the first time a sitting U.S. president has met with a North Korean leader.

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