North Korea is regarding yesterday’s summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un as the end to hostile relations with the US.
Depicting the meeting as a diplomatic victory for its leader, the official KCNA news agency offered a glowing account of the talks. Photographs of Kim warmly shaking hands with Trump were splashed across the from page, and the summit was called the “meeting of the century.”
KCNA credited Kim with creating conditions for peace and stability on the Korean peninsula, adding that the talks were “epoch-making.”
The summit has been widely regarded as a diplomatic coup for North Korea, which repeated its commitment towards denuclearization. The statement about the effort offered no details of how that would be achieved, which has left analysts wondering if it will happen at all.
Meanwhile, Trump hailed the summit as historic, tweeting “The World has taken a big step back from potential Nuclear catastrophe! No more rocket launches, nuclear testing or research!”