Blown up images of the joint document US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed earlier this afternoon have been circulating online. Images show that Kim has given a “firm and unwavering” commitment to the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, as Trump promises unspecified security guarantees.
The documents reportedly say:
“President Trump held a first meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore today, June the 12th. President Trump and Kim Jong Un had a comprehensive, in-depth and sincere exchange of opinions of the issues related to the establishment of the new US-DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean peninsula.
“President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK and chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
“Convinced that the establishment of the new US-DPRK relations will contribute to the peace and prosperity of the Korean peninsula, and of the world, and recognising that mutual confidence building will promote the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, Chairman Kim and President Trump state the following:
“1. The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new US-DPRK relations, in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
“2. The US and the DPRK will join their effort to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean peninsula.
“3. Reaffirming the April 27 2018 Panmunjom declaration. The DPRK commits to work towards complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
“4. The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.
“Having acknowledged that the US-DPRK summit, the first in history, was an epochal event of great significance in overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for the opening up of a new future, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un commit to implement the stipulations in this joint statement fully and expeditiously.
“The United States and the DPRK commit to build follow-on negotiations, led by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a relevant high-level DPRK official at the earliest possible date to implement the outcome of the US-DPRK summit.”