North Korean state media highlighted President Donald Trump's concessions on war games, while lauding the Singapore summit with their leader Kim Jong Un and the USA president, Reuters reported Tuesday.
By claiming that the North Korean nuclear threat has disappeared, Trump also risks weakening the USA negotiating position in talks on denuclearization that were mandated by the summit and will be led from the U.S. side by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Senator Bob Corker said on Tuesday that he wanted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to brief senators on the substance of what the two nations discussed, including whether USA troops stationed on the Korean Peninsula would remain.
"I believe in North Korea", Rodman said.
Critics have said the unprecedented encounter was more style than substance, producing a document short on details about the key issue of Pyongyang's atomic weapons.
Trump on Tuesday seemed fine with this, saying he thought Kim was being honest.
"No more rocket launches, nuclear testing or research!"
It said the two men "gladly accepted" mutual invitations to visit each other's countries.
The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker, said it was hard to assess what had happened at the summit.
"The sanctions right now remain", he added.
There is not enough known about North Korea to fully explain Kim's motivations.
Despite all the uncertainty and scepticism following the summit, the change of tone between Washington and Pyongyang is astonishing.
Most Western observers have said the deal includes no new commitments from North Korea nor details on how denuclearisation could be achieved or verified.
Ordinary North Koreans consistently voice unequivocal support for the leadership when speaking to foreign media. "Trying to reason with someone like that is like trying to hand feed a shark".
The spectacle was a major coup for an isolated and heavily sanctioned regime that has long craved global legitimacy.
"The sanctions will come off when we are sure that the nukes are no longer a factor", Trump said at the briefing, adding, "I hope it's going to be soon".
Japan's Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera told reporters Wednesday that joint military exercises were "vital" for East Asian security and hence should not be suspended. Current and former USA officials say they're concerned at the possibility that the United States might stop military drills unilaterally, without an explicit pledge from Pyongyang to lower its threat.
He said about half of the cost is for security. At a press conference just before leaving Singapore, Trump said Kim will start dismantling his nuclear arsenal "very quickly"; he noted that he wants USA troops out of South Korea "at some point"; he'll visit Pyongyang "at a certain time". "It was a bad thing, it was brutal, but a lot of people started to focus on what was going on, including North Korea". "The only possible path is one of direct dialogue".