During the forum, Baek Jong-chun, chief of the institute's board of directors, said, "Including details is out of character with a joint document for the historic summit", referring to a controversy over the Singapore document having no mention of "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization (CVID)" of the Korean Peninsula, a demand the US has made regarding how Pyongyang will denuclearize.
He also announced that the U.S. will stop conducting military drills with South Korea after the historic summit, something widely seen as a concession as Pyongyang has long claimed they are invasion rehearsals.
It's unclear why the broadcast said sanctions would be lifted, as Trump specifically said they would not be in a press conference following the summit.
Asked about Trump's comments, South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told reporters there was a need to seek measures that would help improve engagement with North Korea but it was also necessary to confirm exactly what Trump had meant.
Agreeing to verification would entail worldwide inspections of North Korean military sites to certify that nuclear weapons and the means to produce them have been scrapped. "Major disarmament. We're hopeful that we can achieve that in the two and half years", he said.
The U.N. nuclear watchdog has not had access to North Korean nuclear facilities since its personnel were expelled in 2009.
The amount of money we spend on that is incredible.' According to Raines this is a significant concession and sends a message to North Korea that the USA is willing to meet half way on security guarantees.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu drew analogies to the Iran nuclear deal, noting that those who support Trump's pledge to de-nuclearize North Korea should be supportive as well of the president's efforts to ensure that Iran never has the capacity to produce nuclear arms.
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He returned to Washington on Wednesday and hailed the meeting, the first between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader, as a major win for American security. Trump's claim is dubious given that independent experts estimate Pyongyang has enough fissile material for 20 to 60 bombs.
"We can only determine the success of this meeting by the outcomes, and that will take some time", she said.
China today called on the Democratic People " s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States to maintain their ongoing efforts to implement the agreements between their presidents and solve the situation in the Korean Peninsula once and for all.
Professor Joshua Pearce, one of the authors, said: "With 100 nuclear weapons, you still get nuclear deterrence, but avoid the probable blowback from nuclear autumn that kills your own people".
North Korea invited global media but not foreign experts to witness the blowing up last month of tunnels at the site, where it has carried out all six of its nuclear tests.
The move - long demanded by Pyongyang - has been seen as a major concession to North Korea and appeared to take USA allies in the region by surprise.
"My guess is that they would reopen it and come into a negotiated process again, but they may do this as a way of buying time", Snyder said.