Those details could prove major sticking points in the future while North Korea is believed to maintain a nuclear arsenal capable of threatening the USA mainland. The president had announced a halt in the drills after his meeting with Kim on Tuesday.
He toughened up worldwide sanctions to further isolate North Korea and then agreed to meet directly with Kim after South Korea's president convinced him that the North was committed to giving up its nuclear weapons.
"Right now, the USA and South Korea are not engaged [on troop withdrawal], and we're the only ones who make up our mind on this", he said.
A weekly recap of the top political stories from The Globe, sent right to your email. Ri is best remembered outside North Korea for her emotional deliveries of the deaths of Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Un's father and grandfather. "Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience".
Pence also touted diplomatic improvements with North Korea under the Trump administration, noting that there have been no missile tests in seven months and citing the inter Korean peace summits and the return of three US hostages.
While saying Trump is "in the lead" on follow-up negotiations, Pompeo said, "I will be the person driving this process forward". "Moon, and then Trump, were quick to bite on North Korea's invitation for talks".
"Max Thunder" is an annual "war game" involving dozens of US and South Korean fighters, bombers, and transport aircraft.
Critics have said the unprecedented encounter was more style than substance, producing a document short on details about the key issue of Pyongyang's atomic weapons.
He said he was confident Pyongyang understood the need for verification that it was dismantling its nuclear programme. What North Korea has gained is tangible and lasting. Their seemingly friendly meeting was in sharp contrast to their tit-for-tat insults and bellicose rhetoric late a year ago while Pyongyang carried out its biggest nuclear and missile tests.
"I think over the weeks that they spent with us, they gained greater confidence that we are sort of no-nonsense but efficient people", he said. "No longer - sleep well tonight!"
Actually, concerns about North Korean missiles and nuclear weapons reached a peak last year, during Trump's first year in office, as the North conducted more tests and Trump and Kim trained ever more fiery rhetoric on each other.
South Korea's presidential office said it needs to seek clarity on Mr Trump's intentions are after he said Washington will stop joint military exercises.
Trump's agreement to suspend the military drills apparently came without prior consultation with South Korea, baffling many who believe the U.S. Trump's announcement appeared to catch the Pentagon and officials in Seoul off guard, and some South Koreans were alarmed. Ultimately, Trump has just willingly sat down with a villain and not gained much in the way of concessions in return.
The White House said the two presidents reiterated their commitment to "close coordination" after the summit, but the readout did not elaborate on the discussion.
In Japan, the prospect of canceled U.S.
North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore for his summit with President Trump with security on his mind - dispatching decoy planes from Pyongyang to thwart anyone who might try to attack him and packing his own food for his visit to try to prevent poisoning.
Moon said the North's report should be confirmed from the U.S. side, while another expert agreed the North Korean state media should be taken with a grain of salt.
On Monday, Mattis told Pentagon reporters that there had been no discussions on future withdrawals of US troops from Korea. "It's in the statement", Pompeo insisted as he briefed reporters in Seoul. Pompeo, the former Central Intelligence Agency director, then plans to fly to Beijing to update the Chinese government.
She met her husband David, 43, in a refugee settlement in South Korea, and the couple emigrated to Canada in 2008.
Pompeo also sought to counter concerns that North Korea and the US came away from the talks with fundamentally different interpretations. The next scheduled major exercise, involving tens of thousands of troops, normally would be held in August.