It remains to be seen whether Kim will follow through with the deal. But as first steps go, this was progress and a big moment in history.
President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an agreement Tuesday committing the United States to unspecified “security guarantees” in exchange for a denuclearized Korean Peninsula, as Trump said the two were ready "to write a new chapter" between the nations.
The agreement, and a surprise decision by Trump to call off joint military exercises with South Korea, capped a historic summit that represented the first ever meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader.
“I think our whole relationship with North Korea and the Korean Peninsula is going to be a very different situation than it has in the past,” Trump said at a signing ceremony on the agreement.“
We’ve developed a very special bond,” he said of his relationship with Kim.