US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump

US to lift sanctions on N Korea after denuclearization

ANI | Updated: Jun 12, 2018 18:08 IST

Singapore City [Singapore], Jun 12 (ANI): President Donald Trump on Tuesday assured North Korea that the United States (US) will lift the sanctions slapped on the reclusive nation, after it's certain that nuclear missiles are "no longer a factor".
"The sanctions will come off when we are sure that nuclear missiles are no longer a factor. I am looking forward to take them off," Trump said in a press conference in Singapore after the talks with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un ended.
"We signed a very comprehensive document today and I think when he (Kim Jong-un) lands in North Korea he will start the process">process soon," he added.
Both the leaders signed a joint agreement, according to which Kim committed for 'complete denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula', as per media reports.
"It is a great day and one of the greatest moments in the history of the world," Trump added, "We are prepared for the new history. We are ready to write new chapters. The past does not to have defined future."
Prior to the signing of the comprehensive document, both the leaders had a working lunch and walked around Capella, where they held a bilateral meeting in the morning.
The meeting came after months of deliberations between two countries over the time and venue of the summit.
Despite Kim threatening to call off the summit talks following the 'Max military drills' and Trump announcing to call off the event, citing "tremendous anger and open hostility" from North Korea as the reason, the historic summit finally culminated successfully.
Trump has departed for the US from Singapore's Paya Lebar Airbase aboard Air Force One after holding talks with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.
He's headed back to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, with brief stops in Guam and Hawaii first, CNN reported.(ANI)