Trump's pledge to end joint exercises with South Korea without explicit concessions from North Korea to lower the military threat posed by Pyongyang took South Korean and US military officials by surprise.
And let's not forget to thank Dennis Rodman, who, five years ago, tried to tell President Obama that Kim Jong-un was open to talking.
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.
However, Wednesday's report - the North's first official account of the landmark summit in Singapore - suggested that Trump had directly conveyed the same commitment to Kim after the North Korean dictator had called on Trump to quickly address "irritating and hostile military actions", a longtime grievance of the Kim regime. "And he has that opportunity, and he won't have that opportunity again".
Trump and Kim are set to meet Tuesday morning (Monday evening in the United States).
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Trump also reaffirmed the tight US-Singapore relations by reassuring PM Lee that he was "his friend".
"One: North Korea completed its nuclear deterrence, which finally gave North Korea the leverage it needed to bring the U.S. to the table and also be able to negotiate on an equal footing", Lee told Loud & Clear.
"The past doesn't have to be the future", a narrator says as the video showed the demilitarised zone that has separated North and South since the end of the Korean War in 1953.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated US President Donald Trump for taking an "important step" on Tuesday toward denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, and drew a link between North Korea and Iran.
Singapore, the host country of the upcoming U.S.
Trump faces Japanese pressure to keep sanctions in place, and a push by China to lift them. Appearing in front of the media after the bilateral talks with North Korean leader, Donald Trump said that the meeting with Kim Jong-un was 'better than anybody could have expected.' As the two leaders met, Singapore navy vessels and air force Apache helicopters patrolled, while fighter jets and a Gulfstream 550 Airborne Early Warning aircraft circled.