North Korea's Kim lands in Singapore ahead of summit with Trump

Saul Bowman
June 13, 2018

0105 They are heading in to a room to make public comments.

Trump has even floated the idea of extending this week's summit for a second day, and maybe inviting Kim to the United States for further meetings.

Trump has said he'll know within minutes whether a deal can be made.

Shanmugam is Singapore's Minister for Law and Home Affairs and he is responsible for ensuring security at the summit, the first between a sitting United States president and a North Korean top leader.

In a separate question, the BBC interviewer noted that Mr Kim is notoriously paranoid about his safety and asked what Singapore had to do to reassure him. "I mean, what world is that we're living in?" "Many people in the world will think of this as a scene from a fiction movie".

"The worst case scenario would be if President Trump came into the summit and presented an ultimatum demanding complete and verifiable denuclearization", said James Trottier, a former Canadian diplomat who led several missions to Pyongyang. Trump said the meeting had been "very good".

Kim also sounded positive about the prospects. "I think it's gonna be really successful and I think we will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt". "Singapore, Tokyo, China. It's a great day". Summit is due to start in about 30 minutes. The dollar was at a three-week high and the MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares was largely unchanged from Monday.

"Working together, we will get it taken care of", Trump concluded, as they headed for bilateral talks.

With a handshake, President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un kicked off a momentous summit Tuesday, creating an indelible image of two unorthodox leaders as they began a conversation that could determine historic peace or raise the specter of a growing nuclear threat.

A body language expert said both men tried to project command as they met, but also displayed signs of nerves. That was to be followed by dark chocolate tarts, pastries and vanilla ice cream for dessert. "That's true", quipped Trump.

Kim, 72, has been Kim Jong Un's most trusted policy adviser since the North Korean leader began a peace offensive with the US and South Korea in January.

Rodman arrived in Singapore wearing a T-shirt promoting PotCoin, which has sponsored his travel to North Korea in the past.

No is North Korea's minister of the People's Armed Forces. That suggests he still needs to align his diplomatic moves with Beijing.

"He is willing to offer his support for his friends, President Trump and Marshall Kim Jong Un", Prince said.

Kim is due to leave on Tuesday afternoon, a source involved in the planning of his visit has said.

On Sunday, Kudlow said on CNN's State of the Union that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "really kind of stabbed us in the back" after criticising USA tariffs on imported steel and aluminum and Trump's positions on trade in a news conference following the summit.

Perhaps most importantly, we're asking Kim for something very big, something we want very much, and something he is disinclined to give.

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