As Trump has softened his stance toward North Korea in the past several months, dropping his "rocket man" insults and threats of military action, Fox News pundits have followed suit.
"When I watch some of those things, I'm kind of embarrassed for those people, as great things are going on", Melissa Francis, the co-host of "Outnumbered", said after the program aired a reel of journalists criticizing Trump's praise of Kim and the president's slapdash approach to the summit.
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. "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".
The US president meanwhile told reporters after the summit that he would suspend war games with South Korea, which he described as "expensive" and "provocative".
At the conclusion of the Singapore summit, Trump and Kim reached an agreement that included complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in exchange for some security assurances on behalf of the United States.
"I want to bring our soldiers back home", Trump said, although he added that it's "not part of the equation right now". North Korea also insists that the US troop presence in the South, as well as its nuclear "umbrella" over allies Seoul and Tokyo, are part of America's "hostile" policy toward the North. "I think nobody can doubt the extremely unique and important role China has played". But we'll be saving a tremendous amount of money.
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A GOP senator behind crushing sanctions efforts on North Korea said he's happy that the "failed policy of strategic patience" is gone yet cautioned that there needs to be only one goal in engagement with dictator Kim Jong-un.
"Now would not be the time to ease global sanctions against North Korea". This could be part of US efforts to ensure regime security for North Korea.
Analysts called Trump's halting of military exercises a major concession to North Korea, especially since Kim made no concrete pledge on the process of denuclearisation but merely reaffirmed a vaguely worded promise he has given to South Korea before.
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Pressed on whether he was surprised by the decision to halt the military drills, spokeswoman Dana White said: "There were no surprises". "I am concerned that the summit between Trump and Kim will prove to be a setback in the global efforts to denuclearize North Korea and also introduce instability in the alliance between Seoul and Washington".