Denuclearisation dependent on holding back enmity- Kim Jong Un

Navya Beri
Last Updated: Jun 13 2018 17:33

NORTH KOREA- On Wednesday, Pyongyang state media reported that Kim Jong Un invited Donald Trump to visit North Korea during their historic summit and the United States President accepted, calling it the start of a "radical switchover" in the nuclear-armed Cold War foes' fraught relations.

On Tuesday, the unprecedented encounter in Singapore saw the leader of the world's most powerful democracy shake hands with the third generation scion of a dynastic dictatorship, standing as equals in front of their nations' flags.

Kim agreed to the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", a stock phrase favoured by Pyongyang that stopped short of long-standing US demands for North Korea to give up its atomic arsenal in a "verifiable" and "irreversible" way.

The report said the two men each asked the other to visit their country.

"The two top leaders gladly accepted each other's invitation," KCNA said.

"We will be stopping the war games which will save us a tremendous amount of money," Trump told reporters, adding that "at some point" he wanted to withdraw US troops from the South.