Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Kim, Trump arrive in Singapore for landmark summit

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Laurie Berry | 12 June, 2018, 15:49

"The North Korean plane might not have travelled such a long distance before".

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference after his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore, June 12, 2018.

It however did not give any details on how denuclearisation would be achieved.

"We overcame all kinds of scepticism and speculations about this summit and I believe that this is good for the peace", he said.

When asked if there was a discussion of pulling the roughly 28,000 U.S. troops out of South Korea, Trump said the topic never came up.

"I also think I'll know if it's going to happen fast - it may not, but I'll know pretty quickly whether or not in my opinion something positive will happen". We will continue that and I think ultimately agree to something.

Kim responded with a smile.

"This is Trump's natural setting - he's used to being in front of TV cameras while this might not be so natural for Kim", he said.

"The worry we have is the president will be so eager for quote "an agreement" that it won't protect the security, first and foremost, of the United States", Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., told NPR on Tuesday.

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Recover remains of prisoners of war from the 1950-1953 Korean war.

The Trump administration seeks a "complete, verifiable and irreversible" dismantlement of Pyongyang's vast nuclear weapons program, which has produced up to 60 nuclear warheads housed across the country, according to USA intelligence estimates, as well as a sophisticated program for their delivery worldwide. "This is going to lead to more and more and more, and it's an honor to be with you".

But critics warn that Kim has won himself a valuable photo opportunity and legitimacy on the worldwide stage without conceding anything meaningful on his nuclear work.

The North Korean delegation included Kim Yong Chol, a top aide to Kim Jong Un who recently met Trump at the White House.

In 2014, Trump tweeted dismissively about the possibility that he and Rodman would someday travel to North Korea together.

It became CA61, bound for Singapore where the historic summit between North Korea and the U.S. would be held on Tuesday.

"If diplomacy doesn't move in the right direction, sanctions will increase", Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says.

The event-specific symbol features what appears to be a high-five between a hand representing the USA president and one representing the North Korean dictator known for executing his political enemies and exiling large swaths of his nation to prison camps, where they face starvation and torture.

Koreans watch live footage of the summit between at a railway station in Seoul. The safety precaution seems extreme until you remember that both Nikhita Krushev and Mikhail Gorbachev reportedly unintentionally gave the Central Intelligence Agency stool samples during visits to the U.S.

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