Trump predicts ‘tremendous success’ for historic summit

Singapore pays for Kim Jong Un’s hotel during Trump summit

Singapore pays for Kim Jong Un’s hotel during Trump summit

It's a reflection of the intense global curiosity over Kim's sudden turn to diplomacy in recent months after a slew of North Korean nuclear and missile tests a year ago raised serious fears of war.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. local time (1 a.m. GMT), simultaneously entering the negotiation room via different doors. Past nuclear deals have crumbled over North Korea's reluctance to open its doors to outsiders. No, no, say others, you need to manage your expectations. Trump traveled to Singapore from Canada, where he attended a meeting with other world leaders. "Ultimately, this is our contribution to world peace".

He has said the talks would be more about starting a relationship with Kim for a negotiating process that would take more than one summit.

Trump has faced intense pressure to win something similar to this.

It will be the first-ever meeting between the leaders of the USA and North Korea.

This is a very high bar and probably unrealistic after one meeting.

North Korea maintains an atrocious human rights record that is inextricably linked to its weapons proliferation.

"While a summit between Trump and Kim would be historic, it is unlikely to be decisive".

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Probably. In fact, Trump has been doing quite a bit of this lately.

However, he played down the possibility of a quick breakthrough and said the summit should set the framework for "the hard work that will follow", insisting that North Korea had to move toward complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation.

"I told them today, take your time". "We're going to have a great discussion, I think, a tremendous success, this will be tremendously successful".

Kim is a departmental director at North Korea's United Front Department, the Workers' Party organization that handles inter-Korean relations.

There's excitement surrounding the summit but also skepticism that the North will relinquish a nuclear weapons program it spent decades building despite crushing sanctions.

He is one of the few westerners to have met the North Korean leader on visits to the capital city Pyongyang. "However, now there are good chances to push North Korean nuclear/missile programme back, for many years perhaps, and keep it that way for some time". Pompeo held firm to Trump's position that sanctions will remain in place until North Korea denuclearizes - and said they would even increase if diplomatic discussions did not progress positively.

But a failure Tuesday doesn't necessarily mean a return to the animosity of 2017.

Meanwhile, President Trump arrived at Paya Lebar Airbase in Singapore in the evening and was also received there by the country's foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan.

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