North Korea’s state media has reported that Donald Trump has “expressed his intention” to lift crippling sanctions against the country – despite the US president saying that they will remain until “nukes are no longer a factor”.

Donald Trump met Kim Jong Un for a historic summit at a luxurious Singapore hotel on Tuesday, with both leaders signing a deal regarding the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula”.

But it had always been Mr Kim’s goal to rid his country of US sanctions and, according to the state-run KCNA news agency, that is exactly what he achieved.