WASHINGTON – United States President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the world had taken a significant step away from a potential nuclear disaster following his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore.
Trump met with Kim in the city-state on Tuesday, the first ever meeting between the leaders of their respective countries.
“The World has taken a big step back from potential Nuclear catastrophe! No more rocket launches, nuclear testing or research!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
In another Twitter post, Trump thanked Kim “for taking the first bold step toward a bright new future for his people” with the Singapore summit, which, according to the US leader, “proves that real change is possible.”
“There is no limit to what NoKo can achieve when it gives up its nuclear weapons and embraces commerce & engagement w/ the world,” Trump said.
“Chairman Kim,” he added, “has before him the opportunity to be remembered as the leader who ushered in a glorious new era of security and prosperity for his citizens!”
Kim and Trump agreed on Tuesday in a joint document to commit to “build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.”