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President Trump emblematic meeting with Chairman Kim in Singapore

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula while Washington committed to provide security guarantees.

“President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” said the statement.

Trump DPRK agreement

Trump  expects the denuclearization process to start “very, very quickly”. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials would hold follow-up negotiations “at the earliest possible date”, the statement said.

The U.S. and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) joint statement said the two sides had agreed to recovering the remains of prisoners of war (1950-53) and of those missing in action and repatriating them.

The document also made no mention of the international sanctions that have crippled North Korea’s economy for pursuing its nuclear weapons program.

Russia-China roadmap for North Korea crisis resolution

Foreign minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov urged world powers  to get behind a joint Russian-Chinese roadmap for settling the crisis over North Korea’s weapons program.

Speaking at a conference on non-proliferation in Moscow, Lavrov said that the break-up of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program would send an alarming message about international security mechanisms, and could impact the situation on the Korean peninsula.

Trump visits Israel

The US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made addresses, vowing to make a renewed effort for peace with the Palestinians. Trump made his point, saying Iran ‘can never, ever’ have a nuclear weapon.

Trump underlined he reaffirms the “unbreakable bond of friendship” between the US and Israel, and added that the was “deeply moved” by his visit to the Western Wall earlier the same day.

“It will leave an impression on me forever,” Trump said.

“We want Israel to have peace,” the president added, saying of the Israeli prime minister, “He’s working very hard at it. It’s not easy … America stands ready to assist in every way we can.”

“We can truly achieve a more peaceful future for this region and for people of all faiths and all beliefs and frankly all over the world…There’s a lot of love out there.”

 

Earlier Monday, after arriving in Israel, Trump said he was “very, very honored” to be visiting the country.

“We have before us a rare opportunity to bring stability, security and peace to this region and its people — defeating terrorism,” he said.

Trump’s two-day visit will also include a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem and a visit to the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem on Tuesday.

 

“We have before us a rare opportunity to bring stability, security and peace to this region and its people — defeating terrorism,” he said.

Trump’s two-day visit will also include a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem and a visit to the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem on Tuesday, 23.05.2017.