North Korea Says the idea Won Major Concessions coming from Trump in Singapore

SEOUL, South Korea — A day after its leader’s historic talks with President Trump, North Korea wasted no time on Wednesday spinning the results in its favor, claiming the idea had won major concessions coming from the United States.

The authoritarian country’s state-controlled news media said that will Mr. Trump had promised to eventually lift sanctions against the North in addition to also to end joint military drills with South Korea. the idea also said the United States had agreed to a phased, “step-by-step” denuclearization process for the North, rather than the immediate dismantling of its nuclear capability.

If the talks in Singapore on Tuesday gave Mr. Trump an opportunity to play the diplomat on a grand scale, they did no less for Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader, whose country has long sought such a meeting with an American president. The state-run newspaper Rodong Sinmun plastered the pages of its Wednesday edition with shade photographs of Mr. Kim in addition to also Mr. Trump talking, walking in addition to also smiling, apparently as equals, with the flags of the two countries arranged side by side as a backdrop.

nevertheless amid the optics, analysts were still looking for answers to questions they had been asking since March, when Mr. Trump accepted Mr. Kim’s invitation to meet: Under what terms, in addition to also by when, is usually Mr. Kim going to denuclearize his country? What does he mean when he says he is usually committed to the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula?”