Sen. Cardin: U.S. can't make concessions without North Korea action

Kim-Trump summit: Where does it leave the main players?

Kim-Trump summit: Where does it leave the main players?

Trump's rush to claim credit for the supposed disappearance of the North Korean nuclear threat may also give nations like China and Russian Federation an incentive to ease stringent implementation of the "maximum pressure" sanctions that helped bring Pyongyang to the table.

The decision to publish extensive coverage of the summit seems to reflect North Korea's desire to portray itself to citizens as a player on the global stage, and is considered by some to be a propaganda coup.

The President also added that North Korea's promise to complete denuclearization "will be verified", though the document the two leaders signed did not lay out details of that process.

We want to end this crisis in North Korea. "No longer - sleep well tonight!" "There's a lot of work left to do".

Going into the historic Singapore summit, it was quite well-known that President Trump eschews briefing notes and lectures from his aides.

Thirty-nine percent believe the summit has lowered the threat of nuclear war between the United States and nuclear-armed North Korea, slightly more than the 37 percent who said they did not believe it changed anything.

After decades of isolation over its nuclear and missile programmes, the regime - decried for human rights abuses at home and its destabilising threats of war - received a warm embrace from the U.S. president, who welcomed an agreement on the "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean peninsula, even as critics suggested the document was short on details.

Air Force One touched down at Joint Base Andrews early Wednesday morning, completing the president's marathon trip to Asia for talks with the North Korean leader.

On Saturday, Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan told reporters at Beijing Capital International Airport that his country would give the same warm welcome to the North Koreans as they have done to other state guests.

The argument also allows Trump's political allies and supporters in conservative media to claim ahead of the midterm elections that the President has engineered a triumph overseas that was beyond all his predecessors and has made America and the world much safer.

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in played a critical part in bringing about the Singapore summit, patching things up when the meeting threatened to founder amid a return to mutual mudslinging.