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Pres. Trump Heads to Singapore Summit With NK

10 June 2018

On Tuesday, that strategy will be put to the test when he meets Kim for an historic first summit between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader.

The two men are scheduled to meet in Singapore on Tuesday.

BEIJING-Singapore's foreign minister says it's "all systems go" for a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be held in the Southeast Asian city-state next week.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-15 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on November 30.

Kim Jong Il, the current leader's father who died in 2011, violated past global deals aimed at curbing the North's nuclear program and ballistic missiles by launching new weapons tests.

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Trump's remarks came two days after he said he didn't need to do a lot of preparation ahead of the historic summit because the interpersonal relationship between the two leaders would be the more important factor. But if not, "at least we'll have met each other, we'll have seen each other; hopefully, we'll have liked each other".

North Korea seeks a deterrent against more powerful adversaries to guarantee its regime survival and to establish mutual nuclear vulnerability with the United States - unless the United States abandons its "hostile policy" toward North Korea and engages in mutual nuclear arms reductions - as well as to improve its strategic position and standing as a normal and "responsible nuclear state". So, the president, I can imagine him saying, 'We've agreed on this peace treaty, ' which is what we said in 2005. Kim, up until his recent high-profile summit with South Korea's president on the southern side of their shared border, has usually hunkered down behind his vast propaganda and security services, or made short trips to autocrat-friendly China.

"That's a flawless deal for North Korea".

The young leader has been swept to centre stage by two new props: his unprecedented nuclear capability and an unconventional U.S. president.

"I feel they were trying to intimidate me, but if I got deported it would have been big news".

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Trump abruptly cancelled the meeting last month, calling it "inappropriate" and citing "tremendous anger and open hostility" from North Korea.

According to the USA president, who earlier this week said that he "didn't have to prepare very much" for the meeting other than ready himself to "get things done", much will hinge on Kim's character and openness to genuine negotiation.

"It's unknown territory in the truest sense but I really feel confident", Trump said as he prepared to leave the ongoing G7 summit in Canada early and head to Asia. We appreciate the working together with North Korea.

Singapore was selected as the host site because it has significant experience in staging major worldwide events.

"It's a one time shot, and I think it's going to work out very well", Trump said in a wide-ranging press conference Saturday. Seeing Nobel Peace Prize laurels and eyeing potential to show up his critics at home and overseas, Trump is granting Kim the worldwide legitimacy he's long sought in hopes of securing a legacy-defining accord. "There's probably an even better chance that it will take a period of time, it'll be a process".

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Singapore City then sold 587 units in May, more than quadruple the number in April, making it the top-selling development in the area, he said.

Pres. Trump Heads to Singapore Summit With NK