Trump says North Korea no longer a nuclear threat

US President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gave his "unwavering commitment" to work towards denuclearisation during their summit. He noted that sanctions would not be lifted until complete denuclearisation happens.
US President Donald Trump hailed the summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, in which the the latter agreed to work towards denuclearising his country, although their agreement did not say how this would be done.
US President Donald Trump hailed the summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, in which the the latter agreed to work towards denuclearising his country, although their agreement did not say how this would be done. PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (June 13) congratulated himself on his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, insisting that country is no longer a nuclear threat.

The remark was part of a blast of tweets that Mr Trump fired off even as Air Force One touched down at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland outside the US capital and brought Mr Trump back home.

 

He waved as he walked down a red-carpeted staircase and got into a limousine.

Mr Trump hailed the summit in Singapore with Mr Kim, in which the the North Korean leader agreed to work towards denuclearising his country, although their agreement did not say how this would be done.

Mr Trump has been criticised for lending legitimacy to the North Korean dictator, whose regime has an atrocious human rights record, by attending the meeting in Singapore.

"Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!" he wrote.

"Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea. President Obama said that North Korea was our biggest and most dangerous problem. No longer - sleep well tonight!" Mr Trump added.

 
 

Mr Trump also praised himself for backing a woman who won a Republican primary on Tuesday in South Carolina, defeating a Trump critic.

And he repeated an earlier tweet criticising Robert de Niro, who used an expletive to blast the President at the Tony Awards.

In the tweet, Mr Trump called the actor "a very Low IQ individual".