The Russian leader had a meeting with North Korean official Kim Yong Nam on Thursday, at which he handed over an invitation for Mr Kim to visit later in 2018. North Korea has said eight others, including Megumi, have died, but their families and Japan's government refuse to accept that due to a lack of proof.
Trump made the announcement of the freeze at a news conference following the summit and initially appeared to catch U.S. Forces Korea, the Pentagon and the South Koreans by surprise, although Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said through a spokeswoman that he had been told beforehand.
Speaking to reporters from Seoul, South Korea, Pompeo was laying out an ambitious timeline for denuclearization following President Donald Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un. These are very threatening to North Korea, they always have been, but I've never heard a president say they're provocative.
Some of Trump's media allies have praised him for apparently reducing immediate tensions between the United States and North Korea.
When directly asked about the obvious difference between the USA and North Korean readouts on phasing - "Was the North ['s] account of the meeting accurate when they said that President Trump had agreed to a phased approach?"
Abe vowed to seek a summit with North Korea, but only when its leader is committed to resolving the abduction issue. Several Japanese media outlets said Kim had expressed a readiness to meet Abe when he held a summit with Trump.
Mr Trump unilaterally announced on Tuesday the U.S. would be stopping the joint exercises that the North deems as a rehearsal for invasion, "as long as we're negotiating in good faith".
Japanese media, including Jiji Press, said Japanese foreign ministry officials "contacted" their North Korean counterparts on Thursday at an worldwide security conference in Mongolia.
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A South Korean soldier walks in the snow during a joint annual winter exercise in Pyeongchang, some 180 kilometres east of Seoul, on January 28, 2016.
"We will provide additional information when it is available", Logan said.
Harris also said the USA and South Korea had to be focused in the long term on the removal of the threat posed by North Korea's massive array of conventional rocket and artillery emplacements along the DMZ.
"Making unnecessary and unreciprocated concessions is not in our interests - and it is a bad negotiating tactic", McCain said.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, meanwhile, briefed his South Korean, Japanese and Chinese counterparts on the Singapore summit.
When Ulchi Freedom Guardian was announced previous year, the US military called it a "computer-simulated defensive exercise created to enhance readiness".
We have refused to deal with North Korea ever since.
"We would be very happy to see you".