President Trump And Kim Jong Un Set To Begin Summit In Singapore

Lloyd Doyle
June 12, 2018

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President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are set for a historic summit on Tuesday, June 12. North Korea also wants an end to what it considers America's "hostile policy" and a security guarantee that the USA will not seek to remove the regime.

So you can only imagine how much Singapore is paying to have the North Korean leader and an entire army of bodyguards and government officials at the St. Regis.

A global Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) was opened for signature on September 24, 1996.

Mr Kim and Mr Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for what will be the first-ever summit, set to held on Tuesday (June 12), between a leader of North Korea and a sitting USA president.

Still, the sense of anticipation was great in Singapore, with people lining spotless streets holding cellphones high as Trump headed to meet Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

It's the first ever meeting between a sitting US president and North Korean leader. But Trump and Kim will meet away from the bustling financial hub of the city, at The Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island.

The North Korean motorcade, believed to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, travels along Singapore's Orchard Road, June 10, 2018, ahead of the summit with USA leader Donald Trump.

There was no word on how Trump was spending the night before the summit.

Trump has said he wants to strike a deal to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons. Again accusing the longtime USA ally of unfair trade practices, Trump added: "Then Justin acts hurt when called out!"

Even though President Trump had previously raised the possibility their summit could extend beyond just one day, the White House said Tuesday that the president planned to depart Singapore earlier than originally scheduled as negotiations with the North Korean delegation "have moved more quickly than expected".

Still, other analysts said Mr. Kim was as determined as Mr. Trump to make this meeting a success.

He would not say whether that included the possibility of withdrawing USA troops from the Korean Peninsula, but said the context of the discussions was "radically different than ever before".

Following an on-camera greeting, the pair will begin the summit with a one-on-one meeting with only their translators, according to a senior Trump administration official.

Trump has said he'll know within minutes whether a deal can be made. It heralded the summit as part of a "changed era".

What was initially portrayed by the White House as a summit meant to completely rid the North of its nuclear weapons is now being cast as a chance to "start a dialogue" and for Trump the dealmaker to look into the eyes and take the measure of his nuclear-armed antagonist.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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