Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says joint U.S.
But Bruce Paulsen, a partner at Seward & Kissel and an expert in sanctions law, says President Trump could rescind his executive order and to not enforce other legislation surrounding doing business with North Korea.
But that's what state-run news outlets do, taking advantage of every shred of propaganda it can to prop up the hermit nation's bonafides, USA Today reports.
The North's state media provided detailed hour-by-hour reporting on the summit, including Kim's departure for the meeting venue, his remarks and the names of officials who accompanied him.
Japan's defence chief said on Wednesday that the USA military presence in South Korea and joint military exercises were "vital" for East Asian security. Trump cast that decision as a cost-saving measure, but also called the exercises "inappropriate" while talks continue. "South and North Korea agreed to actively seek the support and cooperation of the global community for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". "At the same time, there needs to be a peace mechanism for the peninsula, to resolve North Korea's reasonable security concerns".
She also defended "the right of our allies to carry out military exercises" and pointed to Australian involvement in other multilateral drills.
"The war games are very expensive", Trump said.
President Donald Trump's pledge to end "war games" in South Korea came as a surprise to commentators, and was viewed by many as a weighty concession to Kim Jong-un.
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Trump says on Twitter that "everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office".
"Trump expressed his intention to halt the US -south Korea joint military exercises, which the DPRK side regards as provocation, over a period of good-will dialogue between the DPRK and the USA, offer security guarantees to the DPRK and lift sanctions against it along with advance in improving the mutual relationship through dialogue and negotiation", the KCNA reported.
The Singapore accord largely amounts to an agreement to continue discussions, echoing previous public statements and commitments.
Last year, Ilsik Hong, who lives in Wichita but is from South Korea, told KWCH he had confidence the President could bring peace to Asia.
"It is up to the US and South Korea to decide about their joint exercises".
One is allowing western intelligence services the chance to gain new insights about the health of the absolute ruler of North Korea, it said.
It will be tough to upstage the US President pulling an iPad and showing Kim Jong-un the cheesy trailer of a straight-to-video 1980s B-grade action movie - complete with a Sylvester Stallone cameo - casting the two leaders as heroes destined to save the world's 7 billion people.
It allows the U.S. to recover POW/MIA remains from the Korean War.
Trump's tweet frames the USA suspending war games, seen as a massive win for both China and North Korea in the negotiations, as a thrifty move from the US.