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North Korea Says Trump Agreed to Lift Sanctions

North Korean state media says President Trump agreed to lift sanctions against the country during his meeting with Kim Jong Un on Tuesday. North Korea’s official KCNA news agency said Wednesday that Trump had also offered security guarantees to the North Korean leader, while Kim had agreed only to “step-by-step” denuclearization—and only if “the U.S. side takes genuine measures for building trust.” While Trump hailed the meeting for taking the world a “big step back from nuclear catastrophe” late Tuesday, critics say he made too many concessions to Kim without getting any specific commitment to denuclearization. Trump also offered to suspend joint U.S.-South Korean military drills to appease Kim, a move that reportedly came as a shock to both the Pentagon and South Korean officials.