After greeting them privately on board a government plane, the president and first lady escorted them in front of cameras. In 2014, Sky News reported on the unlikely meetings between National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman and Kim, saying that Rodman spoke no Korean and Kim spoke no English, so their conversations were conducted by interpreters. Two lifted their arms above head with and made "V for victory" signs.
Trump said that he looks forward to seeing Lee in Singapore soon. "The fact that we were able to get them out so soon was really a tribute to a lot of people including a certain process that's taking place right now".
Pompeo also said the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula would require "robust verification" program by the USA and other countries.
"We wish these Americans and their families the best, as they reconnect after a very hard time apart", Pompeo said. Beyond that, it sees the prospect of progress towards a long-standing security goal: the withdrawal of United States troops from the Korean Peninsula. For the sake of public opinion in South Korea, he will have to chart a course between upholding the spirit of the inter-Korean summit and not giving in on sanctions relief.
The ministry said the North will continue to "promote close contacts and dialogue with the neighboring countries and the global society so as to safeguard peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and over the globe".
Japan says North Korea abducted at least 17 Japanese citizens in the 1970s and 1980s to train agents in Japanese culture and language to spy on South Korea. But now there will be a summit with Kim, despite the anticipated criticism and cynicism of the "Democrat" leadership and Left Wing propaganda organs.
"An agreement with North Korea which reduced tension, while clearly welcome in itself, could well mark the beginning of the end for America's long-standing preponderance in Asia", White said. Trump said he wanted to pay his "warmest respects" to Warmbier's parents. "This is a special night for these three really great people", he said. "We thank God, and all our families and friends who prayed for us and for our return". CBS News referring to the sources stated that the leaders of the USA and North Korea are choosing the place of a bilateral meeting - it will be either Mongolia or Singapore.
Korea watchers have cautioned that North Korea may have something different in mind than the US when it says it's willing to go down a path of denuclearization.
"One of them walked up to me, shook my hand". It's never been taken this far, there's never been a relationship like this.
Administration officials consider the release an encouraging signal ahead of next month's summit.
Undeterred, Pyongyang weeks later test-fires a ballistic missile over Japan, and on September 3 carries out its sixth, "perfect" nuclear test, of a hydrogen bomb it claims can be mounted on a missile.