Iran said Monday that North Korea should be wary of negotiating with Trump in light of his withdrawal from the landmark agreement, which the Obama administration had reached with Iran, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russian Federation.
At the summit at the Capella Hotel in Singapore, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed on complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and for the two states to establish "new relations".
NBC reporter Kelly O'Donnell later added that the vice president's office was saying that Pence meant only that "routine training" with the South Korean military would continue, while the biannual military exercises would be canceled.
Hayden served as director of the National Security Council during the administration of President George W. Bush and as Central Intelligence Agency chief under President Barack Obama.
Speaking in Beijing following Trump and Kim's signing of a joint statement at the end of their historic summit in Singapore, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang reiterated that China has always strictly abided by all United Nations resolutions on North Korea. "The complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, as enshrined in USA law and multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions, must be the only goal".
-North Korea summit in Singapore.
At the same time, he said complete denuclearization would take time.
In a news conference following the summit, Trump also praised North Korea's beaches "from a real estate perspective".
This was seen by some analysts as a big victory for China, since Beijing had sought a "dual suspension" - or "freeze for freeze" - by which the US and South Korea would freeze military exercises in exchange for the North suspending nuclear weapons testing. -South Korean calendar - Ulchi Freedom Guardian - is scheduled for late August.
"Without support from China, it's really hard for Washington and Pyongyang to press ahead on denuclearisation and the peace process", Cheng said.
Trump is being hailed for his meeting with the North Korean leader. "It is a list of aspirational goals", said Evans Revere, a former U.S. negotiator with North Korea.
Wang said in a statement earlier that China welcomed and supported the summit between the U.S. and North Korean leaders and hoped the two countries could reach a basic consensus on achieving denuclearisation.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday also released a statement on the DPRK-U.S. summit, describing the joint statement as "a historic event that has helped break down the last remaining Cold War legacy on earth". "History is a record of people who take action and rise to a challenge".
"Building upon the agreement reached today, we will take a new path going forward".