US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Thursday that there are "still risks" that could derail efforts to bring peace to the Korean peninsula following US President Donald Trump's summit with North Korea's leader.
By referencing the "conflicting views", Moon appeared to be referring to Trump's unexpected promise to halt joint military exercises with South Korea, which the United States president called a "provocation" to the North.
Senator Chris Van Hollen, also a Democrat, said of Trump's tweet about North Korea no longer presenting a threat: "This is truly delusional".
Trump later told a news conference he would end joint US-South Korean military exercises.
Trump and Kim met in Singapore on Tuesday - an unprecedented encounter that saw the leader of the world's most powerful democracy shake hands with the third-generation scion of a dynastic dictatorship, standing as equals in front of their nations' flags.
Turning to a trilateral sit-down between the top diplomats of South Korea, U.S. and Japan. "We can schedule this meeting regardless of worldwide events between our foreign ministries", he said. "North Korea has great potential for the future!", he wrote.
Mr Trump insisted during the press conference which followed the summit, that he meant to invite Chairman Kim to meet with him at the White House in Washington, D.C., according to reports from North Korea's Central News Agency the leader has since accepted the invitation.
Mr Trump's claim that North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat is questionable considering Pyongyang's significant weapons arsenal.
"I would like to re-extend, and ask you to convey to the leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un, our invitation to visit Russia", Putin told Kim Yong-nam, chairman of the presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea, according to a transcript by the Kremlin.
"We have always sought the settlement of all problems around the Korean Peninsula", Putin said. Trump "could not have been more clear about his expectations with respect to North Korea's obligations for the return of the abductees", he added.
"We are going to get complete denuclearization, only then will there be relief from the sanctions", Pompeo said Thursday.
"The world should rest assured the United States, Republic of Korea and Japan remain committed to achieve complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea", he said.
Upon encountering North Korean Gen.