Trump's statement was portrayed by critics as an unreciprocated concession.
Instead, it commits Pyongyang to denuclearization, a promise the North has made - and broken - many times in the past. The Singapore summit proved a landmark victory for both.
"Trump expressed his intention to halt the USA -south Korea joint military exercises, which the DPRK side regards as provocation, over a period of good-will dialogue between the DPRK and the US, offer security guarantees to the DPRK and lift sanctions against it along with advance in improving the mutual relationship through dialogue and negotiation", the KCNA reported.
President Trump (3rd R) shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (3rd L) as they sit down with their respective delegations for the U.S.
The U.S. had previously said it would never make such a move because the military exercises were part of its military alliance with South Korea and served as a deterrent to Kim Jong-un. Its inspectors have not returned to North Korea since they were expelled from the country in 2009.
That's yet another instance of the New Silk Roads, or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) meeting the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU).
"We would like to seek an understanding of this between Japan, the US and South Korea", Japan's defence minister, Itsunori Onodera, said.
That is because the North Korea strongman travels with his own personal toilet so his wastes can not be seized and analyzed by enemy agents. A senior South Korean official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the candidate chosen could be a factor in the approach to the negotiations, but not in North Korea's position. "In that conflict, we will see casualties unlike anything we have seen in 60 or 70 years". In fact there's plenty of meat.
He also believes this deal will hurt America and South Korea financially. In law, when you take notice of a fact, you can't ignore it later.
Those conditions were absent from the wording of the joint declaration. And Trump acknowledged that by signing the Singapore statement.
Kim has earlier declared a moratorium on testing, saying North Korea has completely developed its nuclear arsenal.
The KCNA report, as well as the joint statement after the summit, also mentioned that the president had offered North Korea unspecified security guarantees, which Pyongyang considers an indispensable precondition for nuclear disarmament. "The Security Council's actions should support and conform to the efforts of current diplomatic talks towards denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, and promote a political solution for the peninsula".
That's the commitment. "International community", as everyone knows, is code for the U.S. as The Great Decider.