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Singapore agreement will end cold war: Moon Jae-in

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Seoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday hailed the outcome of the summit between US President Trump and the North’s leader Kim Jong-un as a “historic event” that ended the last cold war conflict.

“I offer my heartfelt congratula­tions and welcome the success of the historic North Korea-United States summit”, Mr Moon said in a statement.

“The June 12 Sentosa Agreement will be recorded as a historic event that has helped break down the last remaining cold war legacy on Earth.”

Mr Trump sounded triumphant following his meeting with Kim, expressing confidence the North Korean leader was serious about abandoning his nuclear programme and transformi­ng his country from an isolated rogue regime to a respected member of the world community.

But Trump provided few specifics about what steps Kim would take to back up his promise to denucleari­se his country and how the United States would verify that North Korea was keeping its pledge to get rid of its nuclear weapons, saying that would be worked out in future talks. Mr Trump also announced that he would order an end to regular “war games” the United States conducts with ally South Korea, a reference to annual joint military exercises that are an irritant to North Korea.

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