Kim Trump summit: Leaders meet in Singapore


Gorka said first, he expects a "symbolic" outcome relating to the potential end of the Korean War. Past nuclear deals have crumbled over North Korea's reluctance to open its doors to outsiders.

The article also talks about how President of South Korea Moon Jae-in "is heavily invested in" and President of China President Xi Jinping "stands to benefit" from a successful summit. "As a factual matter, the North Koreans have never offered to give up their nuclear weapons".

In a choice that seems to make light of a lot of really quite serious things at once, Twitter is promoting its new #TrumpKimSummit emoji for Tuesday's summit in Singapore.

Pompeo said these guarantees would be "different and unique" than America has been willing to provide before.

In a press briefing in Singapore Monday, Pompeo said the White House has met with more than 100 experts from various fields, who have advised the Trump administration on the best strategies to negotiate with North Korea.

Kim and President Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday ahead of Tuesday's historic summit. They'll be joined later by their staffs for an expanded meeting and a working lunch. At 4pm, Trump is scheduled to talk to the media and leaving Singapore at 7pm.

Besides, Singapore's prime minister "wished Chairman Kim success for the US-DPRK Summit and expressed hope that the US-DPRK meeting will advance the prospects for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and the larger region". And in recent years, North Korean officials have repeatedly stated that the regime will seriously consider denuclearisation provided the USA makes security guarantees and lifts trade restrictions.

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He said about half of the cost is for security. They also say by winning the prestige of a meeting with the world's most powerful leader, Mr Kim has already gained a victory. He added he would know within minutes whether Kim was serious about negotiating away his nuclear weapons and has threatened to politely walk out if Kim doesn't meet his expectations.

Just a few months ago, Kim was an global pariah accused of ordering the killing of his uncle, a half-brother and scores of officials suspected of disloyalty.

Meanwhile, a Hong Kong newspaper reported that the Boeing 747-4J6 plane chartered by the North Korean leader has been used by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang for his overseas trips.

The two leaders are staying in separate hotels, not far from each other. The talks are expected to focus at least in part on an eventual deal to dismantle North Korea's nuclear program.

USA and North Korean officials huddled throughout Monday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel ahead of the sit-down aimed at resolving a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal.

North Korea's long-range Hwasong-15 ballistic missile. That would avoid the prospect of Kim winning sanctions relief for gradual progress while remaining a nuclear power.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is also in Singapore, said in a tweet that Washington is "committed to the complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula". "It's what happens after the agreement that really is the big point". Just meeting with Trump will also give Kim recognition as the leader of a "normal" country and as an equal of the United States leader.

Kim, on the other hand, has shown he is prepared for his moment on the world stage, and could end up outfoxing Trump, said Victor Cha, a senior adviser and Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.