Pompeo said he expects the USA would next speak to North Korean officials "fairly quickly after we return to our home countries", adding he was "very confident" that some form of engagement would occur in the next week.
Speaking in a wood-paneled office aboard Air Force One, Baier put it to the United States president that Kim was "a killer. It's because North Korea has been belligerent", said Kim Taewoo, former president of the Korea Institute for National Unification in Seoul. "I got them after we had signed the agreement". "But lots of other places where there were understandings reached, we couldn't reduce them to writing, so that means there's still some work to do, but there was a great deal of work done that is beyond what was seen in the final document that will be the place that we will begin when we return to our conversations", he said. "Nobody thought we were going to have an agreement like that".
President Donald Trump made history Tuesday in Singapore as the first American president to meet face-to-face with a leader of North Korea since the Kim dynasty sprouted on the peninsula roughly seven decades ago.
But the U.S. president trumpeted the outcome as a "deal" with North Korea and vowed there would be "no more rocket launches, nuclear testing or research!" The latest example concerns North Korea.More news: Kim's enjoying him-selfie! North Korean leader's late-night sightseeing trip
State controlled media in North Korea hailed the summit between Mr Trump and Kim as a sign of ending "extreme hostile relations" with the US. But he noted that the "war games" with South Korea that Trump said he will end, will continue if the North Korean leader doesn't follow through on his commitments.
Republican Representative Mac Thornberry, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said he believed the August drill would be affected. I'm glad the meeting took place. It's hard to discern yet if anything concrete occurred.
Presenter James Corden also got in on the action, wondering whether Trump's "touch and feel" comment was in fact a clever ploy to get what he wanted out of the meeting. The issue of North Korea's abysmal human rights record, which Trump said he and Kim touched on during their summit, is also left to be addressed in a more formal way. "Well I think without the rhetoric we wouldn't have been here". Trump promised to provide security guarantees to the North and suspend joint military drills with the South as long as negotiations with the North continue in "good faith".
South Korean army's K-9 self-propelled howitzers take positions during an annual exercise in Paju, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, June 11, 2018.More news: Negotiators scramble to put something together for Trump and Kim
Trump spun the concession as a money-saving decision, as well as a goodwill gesture to Kim.
"High expectations were met by low results", said Nam Sung-wook, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Korea University.
"It might work. After three minutes of being touched and felt by Trump, Kim Jong-un is just going to go, 'Fine, fine, take the nukes". If the United States and North Korea - these completely opposite social systems who have never trusted each other - actually do end up with a solid agreement; if the president can shake hands with a really nasty dictator at the price of making peace; is anything out of reach?
Trump on Tuesday seemed fine with this, saying he thought Kim was being honest.More news: Trump says does not endorse G7 communique, after 'weak' Trudeau comments