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The U.N. nuclear watchdog said it would carry out any verification role it was asked to in North Korea, though that would depend on further talks between Washington and Pyongyang after the two countries' leaders met on Tuesday.

President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday, issuing a joint statement afterward that reaffirmed the North's commitment to "work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" and gave us guarantees of security to North Korea. Trump was giving denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula "a red-hot go".

He also announced that the USA will stop conducting military drills with South Korea after the historic summit, something widely seen as a concession as Pyongyang has long claimed they are invasion rehearsals. "They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea", the president wrote. What North Korea has gained is tangible and lasting.

The declaration signed at the end of the summit said the two countries would co-operate towards "new relations", while the United States would provide "security guarantees" to North Korea. He added that the initial agreement between Trump and Kim had not captured all of what had been agreed by the two sides.

As part of the process to achieve the "complete" denuclearization, David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington, referred to the possibility of moving North Korean nuclear scientists and engineers to other countries including the United States.

Commenting on the coming summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Guterres called the summit "a promising development for global peace and security" and pointed out that "the two leaders need to be credited for the courage with which they made a decision to move forward with the summit".

"The world will see a major change", the North Korean leader said.

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"Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to war with North Korea".

This came after Mr Trump announced a halt in the drills after his meeting with North Korean leader Mr Kim.

"South Korea joint military exercises. offer security guarantees to the DPRK and lift sanctions against it".

Pompeo was in Seoul on Wednesday to brief South Korean officials on the summit.

Australia has imposed sanctions on North Korea - covering travel, goods and services, banking and scientific co-operation - since 2006 in response to the regime's weapons programs.

"It is up to the US and South Korea to decide about their joint exercises".

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea held military talks for the first time in more than a decade on Thursday in the border village of Panmunjom.

  • Sonia Alvarado