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Wisconsin senators share reactions to summit between U.S. and North Korea

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(WQOW) -- A meeting between the leaders of the United States and North Korea was short but historic, and ended in a deal being struck.

"I've decided to leave the past behind. The world will see a major change," said President Donald Trump.

North Korea said they are committed to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. In exchange Trump guaranteed their security.

There is no verification process outlined in the deal, but the United States did commit to concrete provisions, including ending joint U.S.-South Korea military preparedness drills.

Both Democrats and Republicans of Congress remain skeptical and are demanding Congressional approval of any deal.

In an interview with News 18 on Tuesday, Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) said the discussions are a good first step, but they must be followed by concrete resolutions.

"If this is the start of a negotiation that will ultimately result in an agreement, that can be verified and truly enforceable, that's one thing. If this is all there was -- that's not enough," said Sen. Baldwin.

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) also released a statement to News 18, writing: “The Singapore summit was a step in the right direction, but the coming weeks and months will prove whether North Korea is serious in their desire to join the global community. Until then, we must continue to press North Korea to ensure they follow through with complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.”

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