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Posted at: Jun 14, 2018, 1:32 AM; last updated: Jun 14, 2018, 1:32 AM (IST)

Trump: North Korea no longer a N-threat to US

Trump: North Korea no longer a N-threat to US
Australian papers with front page coverage of the US-North summit.

Washington, June 13

An upbeat President Donald Trump declared today that the North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat to the US following his landmark summit with Kim Jong-un, even though the meeting produced no verifiable proof that Pyongyang will dismantle its nuclear programme.

In a series of tweets, Trump sought to take political credit for the summit but risked undermining the US strategy in the region.

“Just landed - a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office,” Trump tweeted as he arrived back in Washington.  Trump also said that his meeting with Kim was an “interesting and very positive experience” and that “North Korea has great potential for the future!”

The two leaders met on Tuesday, signing a joint statement on denuclearisation and reducing tensions.

President Trump said afterwards that sanctions on North Korea would remain in place for now, but would be lifted once “nukes are no longer a factor”. He also announced an unexpected end to US-South Korea military drills. — PTI

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