SINGAPORE — US President Donald Trump made a stunning concession to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday about halting military exercises, pulling a surprise at a summit that baffled allies, military officials and lawmakers from his own Republican Party.
Both leaders seemed to be pleased with the outcome of their negotiations, which resulted in a four-point declaration aimed at achieving long-lasting peace and the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
In a press conference at the end of the summit, Trump seemed convinced that “it would be complete denuclearisation and would be verified as soon as possible,” and that his deal is very different to any other.
Trump announced he would halt what he called ‘very provocative’ and expensive regular military exercises that the United States holds with South Korea.
Trump called the declaration signed at end of the summit with Kim Jong-un ‘comprehensive’ but it only contained four generalised main points and was very light on detail.
He claimed “it was a bold step to a bright new future” and “only the most courageous can make peace”.
“Got along great with Kim Jong-un who wants to see wonderful things for his country,” Trump tweeted.”As I said earlier today: Anyone can make war, but only the most courageous can make peace!”
…Got along great with Kim Jong-un who wants to see wonderful things for his country. As I said earlier today: Anyone can make war, but only the most courageous can make peace! #SingaporeSummit
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2018
Likewise, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Trump to visit his country a convenient time, according to KCNA news agency.
“Kim Jong Un invited Trump to visit Pyongyang at a convenient time and Trump invited Kim Jong Un to visit the US,” the state KCNA news agency said. “The two top leaders gladly accepted each other’s invitation, convinced that it would serve as another important occasion for improved DPRK-US relations.”
7 killed after Delhi-Bound train derails in Bihar
NEW DELHI — At least seven people have died and 14 others injured after a Delhi-bound train derailed early Sunday morning in Bihar’s Vaishali district.
Eleven coaches of 12487 Seemanchal Express derailed near Sahadai Buzurg at around 3:52 am. Three of the coaches overturned and the high force of the impact destroyed them completely.
The injured are being transported to local hospitals.
The superfast train from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal was running at full speed when the accident took place, officials said.
Bodies are believed to be trapped inside one of the affected coaches and the number of dead is likely to rise, local police official said.