After warning one another of nuclear annihilation, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to work out a deal that includes US security guarantees in exchange for de-nuclearisation.
He lionised Trump for achieving "a feat that no one else has ever delivered", adding Kim would also be remembered as "a leader who made a historic moment by taking the first bold step toward the world".
"So I think the rhetoric - I hated to do it".
That's a solid turnaround for him since a CNN poll last November showed 35% approval of Trump's handling of North Korea.
"Otto Warmbier is a very special person and he will be for a very long time in my life".
After assuming power, Kim Jong Un had his uncle executed by firing squad and his half-brother killed with a nerve agent in an airport in Malaysia. "Anyone that takes over a situation like he did at 26 years of age and is able to run it and run it tough - I won't say it's nice, I won't say anything about it".
It was signed by Trump and Kim shortly after they met privately and with their respective administrations, with the paperwork stipulating that Kim has 'reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula'.
"Well, I think without the rhetoric, we wouldn't have been here", Trump said of the summit.
Many are freaking out over Trump's real estate comments, but it's hard to tell how seriously he meant them and, hey, capitalist development has helped defang dictators at least as bad as Kim.
He will invite Kim to visit the White House at the "appropriate time", and Kim has accepted.
He served 527 days of a 15-year sentence of hard labor, during which U.S. officials staged a surprise trip to Pyongyang last September and demanded that Pyongyang send him home on "humanitarian grounds".
The Wyoming, Ohio, native was in North Korea with a tour group when he was detained for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster from a hotel.
After lengthy negotiations, he was returned to the United States on June 13, 2017, comatose.
He was taken straight from Lunken Airport to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he died six days later.
"China has consistently held that sanctions are not the goal in themselves", Geng said at a daily briefing. The North Koreans blamed his condition on medicine they said he took for botulism.