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Summit with Kim takes world 'a big step back from potential nuclear catastrophe': Trump

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US today said his unprecedented summit with has averted a "nuclear catastrophe" and thanked the North Korean for taking the "first bold step" towards a bright new future for his people.

Kim yesterday pledged to work towards the "complete denuclearisation" in return for security guarantees from the US as he and Trump wrapped up a historic summit in

"I want to thank Kim for taking the first bold step toward a bright new future for his people. Our unprecedented meeting the first between an American and a of proves that real change is possible!" Trump said in a series of tweets aboard on his way back to

"The World has taken a big step back from potential Nuclear catastrophe!" he said.

"No more rocket launches, nuclear testing or research! The hostages are back home with their families. Thank you to Kim, our day together was historic!"

had declared earlier this year that since it had achieved all it wanted with regard to its nuclear programme, it would suspend its tests.

Since then, has closed down two test sites. Trump announced yesterday that Kim had informed him that he would be shutting down a third, one that tested missile engines.

The US said there was "no limit to what NoKo (North Korea) can achieve when it gives up its nuclear weapons and embraces commerce & engagement with the world.

"Kim has before him the opportunity to be remembered as the who ushered in a glorious new era of security & prosperity for his citizens!" Trump said in another tweet.

Trump described his trip as a "truly amazing" visit.

"Great progress was made on the denuclearisation of Hostages are back home, will be getting the remains of our great heroes back to their families, no missiles shot, no research happening, sites closing...," he said.

"Got along great with who wants to see wonderful things for his country. As I said earlier today: Anyone can make war, but only the most courageous can make peace!" Trump said in another tweet.

Meanwhile, US headed for and then to to brief S Korean and Chinese counterparts on the summit meeting between Trump and Kim. Soon after the summit concluded, Pompeo called his counterparts in and to brief them of the talks.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 17:05 IST