Three days with the North Koreans - awkward glances and a scant smile

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Stephanopoulos snared the first TV-news interview between President Trump and an outlet other than Fox News since NBC News' Lester Holt sat down with the President in May of a year ago.

The signatures of President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un are seen on a document held up by Trump following a signing ceremony during their U.S.

During a sendoff ceremony at Pyongyang International Airport, Kim boarded a Chinese plane provided for his personal use after greeting senior officials who came to bid him farewell, KCNA reported.

"When they sat down to talk, Kim Jong Un made a comment about leaving the past behind".

Generations of North Korean leaders have made and broken promises before - this Administration's success will be judged on whether it can eliminate Kim's nuclear weapons and verify they are gone. "And he has that opportunity, and he won't have that opportunity again".

It's an appalling reality, but that's the world we live in so I suppose we need to show gratitude when two leaders are willing to agree not to annihilate each other's populations #ThankyouforNotNukingUs.

It also did not mention points raised later by Mr Trump around the abduction of Japanese citizens, human rights abuses or the withdrawal of United States troops.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un became on June 12 the first sitting USA and North Korean leaders to meet, shake hands and negotiate to end a decades-old nuclear stand-off.

Most of all, I think they feel relief - relief they would not have felt, and certainly not to the same degree, if the Democrats hadn't drummed up hysteria about an impending war with North Korea. But there have been slight differences in recent comments among senior USA officials as to whether that means North Korea must first complete denuclearization - and have it verified - or if some goodwill steps would be enough.

But ordinary North Koreans are not confident improvement in US-North Korea relations will last long, defectors have said.

"We have a very interesting meeting in particular tomorrow, and I think things can work out very nicely", Trump said as he began the working lunch. The statement made clear that Pyongyang was expecting USA concessions before any moves by the North.

And the topic was also touched upon in a separate interview, with Trump pressed again on the issue of human rights and his previous statements on North Korea.

Graphologist Koo Bon-jin said Mr Kim's signature suggested an ambitious man who is "intuitive, rather than rational and logical".

Trump faces Japanese pressure to keep sanctions in place, and a push by China to lift them. Images of foreign countries, like the sprawling and well-lit Singapore skyline, are usually excluded from broadcasts in an attempt to hide outside information that may encourage citizens to defect.

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