>> One of the things that I'm very happy about, we're not gonna play the war games anymore.>> In a Fox news interview, Tuesday, President Donald Trump revealed more details about his deal with Kim Jong-un. He said Kim would absolutely visit the White House. And Trump drove home his relief that the US was going to save money by halting yearly war games with South Korea.
The war games were one of the most concrete things that Trump and Kim agreed over at their summit. It came as a surprise to some in Washington and US allies in Asia. However, late Tuesday, Trump revealed that suspension would only happen if Pyongyang kept up its good behavior.
>> Do you know how expensive that is, we're flying these massive bombers in for practice from Guam. So we're not gonna be doing the war games as long as we're negotiating in good faith.>> Then hours later on Wednesday, North Korean state media trumpeted the summit as a major win.
And hailed the war games agreement as a big concession. They also claimed Trump had accepted an invitation to visit the North. However, there were still confusion and uncertainty amongst US allies in Asia. After initial surprise in South Korea over the war games, on Wednesday Seoul admitted halting drills may be needed to help negotiations with Pyongyang.
That's according to South Korean media. Japan has other issues, a Tokyo spokesman said Wednesday, even though the North pledged denuclearization, they saw nothing concrete in Tuesday's Trump Kim deal. They want guarantees from the experts.>>
> It is important for the International Atomic Energy Agency to enter for inspections if the denuclearizations are to go ahead, that is our priority.
>> US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also arrives in Seoul on Wednesday, where he's set to brief Japanese and South Korean officials on what comes next.