US President Donald Trump on Sunday extended his gratitude to North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un for not displaying nuclear missiles in the military parade of the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding.

In a series of tweets posted from his official Twitter handle, the US President quoted Fox News’ report which said that Pyongyang’s decision to keep the missiles away from the parade was an indication of the Communist nation’s commitment towards denuclearisation.

“North Korea has just staged their parade, celebrating 70th anniversary of founding, without the customary display of nuclear missiles. Theme was peace and economic development,” tweeted Trump.

Quoting Fox News, he wrote, “’Experts believe that North Korea cut out the nuclear missiles to show President Trump its commitment to denuclearize.” @FoxNews.”

Nuclear missiles have been a regular feature in North Korea’s anniversary day parade since the impoverished nation, sandwiched between its prosperous neighbour South Korea and superpower China, tested the bombs.

“This is a big and very positive statement from North Korea. Thank you To Chairman Kim. We will both prove everyone wrong! There is nothing like good dialogue from two people that like each other! Much better than before I took office,” he wrote clearly indicating that the ties between North Korea and the United States have never been better than now.

 

 

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, who were at odds till a few months ago over North Korea’s nuclear tests, came together in June for a historic summit at Singapore that many acknowledged they never expected to see in their lifetime.

While Kim agreed to a complete denuclearisation, Trump signed an agreement mentioning that the US will provide “security guarantees” to North Korea.

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The agreement, signed by Kim and Trump, laid the foundation for a complete nuclear disarmament of the Korean Peninsula, which can be seen as the first step to a possible end of the Korean War which has officially not ended since 1953.

“We had a historic meeting. We will leave the past behind and the world will see a major change,” said Kim, with Trump on his side after the signing of the agreement.

“I express my gratitude to President Trump for making this meeting happen,” said the 35-year-old Supreme Leader of North Korea, who took the reins of his country in 2011 following the death of his father Kim Jong-il.

When asked about denuclearisation, Trump said, “We are starting the process very quickly.”

The agreement acknowledged that US-DPRK summit, a first in the history of the two nations, “was an epochal event of great significance” which will open a new future and overcome decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries.

In August, Trump said that he will “most likely” meet the North Korean leader again.

“It’s most likely we will, but I just don’t want to comment,” he said adding that it is the interpersonal relation between him and Kim that is working in favour of the relationship between the US and North Korea.