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(LEAD) Trump boasts outcome of summit with N.K. leader Kim

All News 09:32 June 13, 2018

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SINGAPORE, June 13 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday boasted of the results of his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore the previous day.

"Great progress was made on the denuclearization of North Korea. Hostages are back home, will be getting the remains of our great heroes back to their families, no missiles shot, no research happening, sites closing," Trump tweeted.

"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!" he added.

In a later posting, Trump thanked Kim for taking a "bold" step toward a "bright future" for his people, adding that their Tuesday summit proves that "real change" is possible.

After the unprecedented summit on the Singaporean resort island of Sentosa, Trump and Kim issued a joint statement in which the North Korean leader reaffirmed his commitment to the "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula.

But that commitment drew criticism, as it fell short of specifying what the denuclearization process would entail.


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