President Trump meets Kim Jong Un

President Trump meets Kim Jong Un

The historic first meeting between a sitting USA president and and North Korea's leader will take place Tuesday at 9 a.m. when Trump and Kin will meet alone with only translators in the room.

Trump says that his one-on-one meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was "very, very good" and that the two have an "excellent relationship".

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks along the Jubillee bridge during a tour of some of the sights on June 11, 2018, in Singapore.

Trump predicted earlier Monday that the summit could "work out very nicely" as officials from both countries sought to narrow differences on how to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.

"We're going to have a great discussion and I think tremendous success".

Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong accompanied her brother to the historic summit in Singapore, but in separate flights amid security concerns by the secretive regime, according to multiple reports.

Kim reportedly spoke in English to greet Trump but the extent of his English skills is unknown.

Sanctions will remain until North Korea completely and verifiably eliminates its weapons of mass destruction programs, added Pompeo.


The size appeared created to match the number of North Korean "journalists" present, according to a press pool, and led to tension between USA media and White House officials on the ground in Singapore. The meeting was initially meant to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons, but the talks have been portrayed by Trump in recent days more as a get-to-know-you session.

Rodman said he believed Trump "will understand that the people of North Korea have a heart, have a soul, charisma and love each other".

On the eve of the first encounter between a sitting USA president and a leader of North Korea, American officials are maintaining any resulting agreement must lead to an end of North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile threats.

The former Celebrity Apprentice contestant, who has visited North Korea several times and met Kim three times since 2013, claimed the president had thanked him for his efforts to being the two men together, saying a White House secretary had called to say that Trump was "proud" of him.

The two leaders began the meeting for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Singapore time - prime time Monday back in the USA.

Trump said the meetings are going on well.

Pyongyang has said it is willing to deal away its entire nuclear arsenal if the United States provides it with reliable security assurances and other benefits. Trump has also raised the possibility of further summits and an agreement ending the Korean War by replacing the armistice signed in 1953 with a peace treaty.

Pompeo, who led the outreach as Central Intelligence Agency director, traveled twice to North Korea for preliminary talks. Worldwide inspections and verification of such a deal would require more openness from the North, typically allergic to outside scrutiny.

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