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Other remarks from Trump surrounding his historic meeting with the North Korean leader drew attention this week.

North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency said the two leaders agreed to the principle of "step-by-step" process and Trump expressed his intention to lift sanctions "over a period of goodwill dialogue" between the two countries. A professor at the University of Notre Dame, Michael Desch, who has written about the civilian leadership of the USA military, wasn't too concerned about the salute, although it seemed unusual to him.

"Yeah, but so have a lot of other people done some really bad things", Mr. Trump said.

Cody Fenwick is a reporter and editor.

Surprising as it was to see, there's another aspect that wasn't widely considered in the US on Thursday: North Koreans got to see the leader of their armed forces saluting the USA president. "It has been 25 years since the North Korean nuclear issue popped up and there has been many, many diplomatic efforts and consultations and the Six Party talks, and it didn't go anywhere".

The footage, which was part of a 42-minute documentary released by North Korean broadcaster KCTV, shows Mr Trump and Kim entering a room filled with several military officials from the secretive regime during Tuesday's Singapore summit.

What was scribbled on the note remains unclear, but the invitation to Moscow comes just days after the leader of the hermit nation held a landmark summit in Singapore with Donald Trump.

Mr Song said the two allies should be "flexible" about how much military pressure they put on the North, the ministry said, adding that the US and South Korea would hold further discussions soon.

Hagel, a former Republican senator, welcomed Trump's willingness to talk to Kim but anxious that the president has underestimated the complications he has introduced for the Pentagon by suspending the military drills.

The White House on Thursday defended U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to return a military salute to a North Korean three-star general.

The remainder of the video shows behind the scenes shots of the meeting, such as Kim enthusiastically shaking hands with John Bolton, who the North Koreans once referred to as "blood-sucking scum".

This is a moment that will be used over and over in North Korea's propaganda as "proof" that the American president defers to the North Korean military.

But the USA and North Korean accounts tell a different story from that offered at the summit - of two sides that appear as far apart as ever. "He's approaching North Korea as a distressed property with a cash-flow problem".

"I don't want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family", Mr. Trump said.

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