After a 'handshake of history', U.S. President Donald Trump tells journalists he believes North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will move "immediately" and "rapidly" on steps toward denuclearisation.
He said: "I just think that we are now going to start the process of denuclearisation of North Korea. I believe that he's going back and will start it virtually immediately," Trump said in excerpts of the interview broadcast on Fox after the U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore. "And he's already indicated that. It's a process and it's really moving rapidly."
Trump and Kim both pledged to work towards complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and Washington is committed to providing security guarantees.
The U.N. nuclear watchdog welcomed Tuesday's joint statement of the two leaders, saying it was prepared to undertake verification moves:
"The International Atomic Energy Agency stands ready to undertake any verification activities in the DPRK (North Korea) that it may be requested to conduct by the countries concerned, subject to authorization by the IAEA's Board of Governors."