Trump says N.Korea no longer a nuclear threat; North highlights concessions

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MPompeo was speaking at a press conference in Seoul with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts.

"I would like to re-extend, and ask you to convey to the leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un, our invitation to visit Russia", Putin told Kim Yong-nam, chairman of the presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea, according to a transcript by the Kremlin.

The summit in Singapore was the first-ever between a sitting leader of the USA and North Korea.

He said the meeting helped "push back that unfavourable scenario and raised prospects for solving all the problems with peaceful and diplomatic means".

MIKE POMPEO: But we have made very clear that the sanctions and the economic relief that North Korea will receive will only happen after the full denuclearization, the complete denuclearization of North Korea.

The inter-Korean military talks come two days after a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. On Thursday, North Korean state media broadcasted a 42-minute documentary from the summit, including footage of Trump attempting to shake the officer's hand but saluting him instead. Putin reaffirmed his invitation to Kim to visit Russian Federation.

BISHOP: You know, they did a lot more than they've really I think ever done to pressure North Korea.

The administration's argument is that the incremental approach used by past administrations has allowed North Korea to extract rewards and incentives from the US, only to ultimately renege and refuse to give up its nukes.

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"This is a matter that military officials from South Korea and the United States will have to discuss further and coordinate", Ms Kang said.

One reporter pressed Pompeo on the agreement not containing more precise language on CVID ("complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization", as the State Department put it earlier this week).

South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom described Moon's comments from a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday.

If confirmed as ambassador, Harris said, "one of my jobs is to implement policy that comes from Washington that goes to the secretary of state and the president and also stay synchronised with our South Korean ally".

SCHMITZ: China expert and author Bill Bishop says China is likely pleased with the outcome in Singapore.

He emphasized that if a Japan-North Korea summit is held, it is crucial that the talks lead to a resolution of the abduction issue, along with the issues of North Korea's nuclear weapons and missiles.

"I also want to thank China and President Xi for his role in helping bring North Korea to the negotiating table", Pompeo told reporters. He's defending Trump's tweet just after returning from Singapore in which he said the world can "sleep well tonight" and that "there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea".

Rodman has faced ridicule and criticism for his trips to North Korea, which some USA politicians and activists view as serving only as fodder for North Korean propaganda.