Trump's summit with North Korea deemed a photo opp by skeptics

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Dems lack heir apparent this time MORE on Tuesday, saying he looked "more presidential this morning than I have ever seen him look" during his summit with North Korea president Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

Trump has credited his "maximum pressure" campaign of crippling trade and economic sanctions for bringing Kim to the negotiating table and vowed to keep them in place until North Korea complies with its promises.

"China has consistently held that sanctions are not the goal in themselves", Geng said at a daily briefing.

In 2015, the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - the US, UK, France, China and Russian Federation - were joined by Germany and Iran in agreeing to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, better known as the Iran nuclear deal, which allowed inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Association to audit Iran's nuclear facilities and ensure compliance with uranium enrichment restrictions in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.

China shares a border with North Korea and is the country's largest trading partner.

"The U.S. has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea", the President warned.

"I think without the rhetoric we wouldn't have been here", Trump told Hannity.

Yes. The Kim dynasty, under Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, signed a treaty with the 1994, known as the Agreed Framework.

In response to Kim boasting of North Korea's nuclear capabilities in December of a year ago, President Trump warned the dictator the US possesses a far more powerful arsenal. The country announced in 2005 it had manufactured nuclear weapons.

Admittedly, Trump said Kim was very pleased with the development.

Trump said the so-called "military games" would restart if the Kim regime begins acting in bad faith. "I think without Otto, this would not have happened", Trump said.

The final point on the document calls for North Korea to work with the U.S. in helping them recover the remains of prisoners of war and those missing in action - including immediately repatriating any bodies which have already been identified.