Despite the uncertainty, CBS News senior security contributor Michael Morell, former acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, says the meeting should be considered a success. They've been there a long time. "The bad news is that the hard decisions now need to be made on a relatively tight timeline".
"Singapore, the country of the epoch-making meeting much awaited by the whole world, was awash with thousands of domestic and foreign journalists and a large crowd of masses to see this day's moment which will remain long in history", KCNA noted.
The parents of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died after being released from a North Korean prison previous year, thanked President Donald Trump for the kind words about their son he gave after his historic summit with North Korea's leader.
It was not immediately clear whether the freeze represents a major concession or not.
Just hours after Mr Kim Jong Un wrapped up a surprise sightseeing tour of Singapore on Monday, North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun crammed its front page with photos of the reclusive leader. Trump, it added, had expressed his "understanding" of the stance and had conveyed "his intention to halt" the exercises. "It is inappropriate to have war games".
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Sen. Lindsey Graham does not have an issue with halting joint military exercises between the US and South Korea while discussions with North Korea continue.
"It is up to the USA and South Korea to decide about their joint exercises".
"For North Korea, they got exactly what they wanted".
Now a top analyst with United States Institute of Peace, Mr. Yun told CNN on Tuesday that halting joint U.S.
That is because the North Korea strongman travels with his own personal toilet so his wastes can not be seized and analyzed by enemy agents.
"[It] needs to be clarified by the South Koreans and also by the White House, exactly what we mean".
"I looked at the document and I said, 'Is this for real?'" he said.