Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Trump Says North Korea Summit is 'One-Time Shot' for Kim

Trump Says North Korea Summit is 'One-Time Shot' for Kim

President Donald Trump said he will know within the very first minute if his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is going well because of his "touch" and "feel".

Before hastily setting off on Air Force One early from the Quebec resort summit for Tuesday's sit-down in Singapore with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, Trump spoke to a gaggle of reporters claiming the annual G-7 gathering could be reduced to "G-6 plus one". a clear knock at its neighbor Canada.

Speaking today before he left the G7 summit in Canada and head to Singapore, Trump described the summit as a "mission of peace".

Saying that the North Korean leader has "an opportunity to do something great for his people", Trump insisted that his team was going into the first-ever meeting between the two countries at this level with a "positive spirit".

In recent weeks, it was unclear if the June 12 summit would take place, after President Trump announced he was canceling the meeting. "They certainly look like the real ones. When the government says, there is prosperity in terms of food and rice, we see it ourselves and see that there is a drought and there is no food for us", Kim said.

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The Choson Exchange, a Singapore-registered non-profit, has sent volunteers to North Korea for the past several years and brought North Koreans to Singapore, developing improbable networks by organising workshops on business basics and entrepreneurship, as well as internships and mentorship programmes. Media said Trump was likely to arrive at the Paya Lebar air base, where previous United States presidents landed on visits to Singapore.

The incident came just days before the city-state hosts high stakes talks between U.S. and North Korea's leaders.

"So we're going in with a very positive spirit", Trump said, before misidentifying the site of the meeting.

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

He added that the North Korean government was "working very well" with the USA and said: "so far so good". I don't think they will try and kick out the president.

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The one thing it is impossible for North Koreans to understand, however, is how big the difference in prosperity is between their country and developed nations like the United States and South Korea. You know the way they say you know if you like somebody in the first five seconds?

While North Koreans have limited access to worldwide news, there is a growing awareness of Chinese tech companies, and mobile phones are increasingly common, he said.

Trump expressed frustration that some analysts have said Kim already has bested him simply by getting him to agree to a summit, noting that the regime released three American prisoners last month.

"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. He escaped North Korea at 19 years old.

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"Even if they cheat on handing over nuclear weapons, possibly cheat on freezing uranium production, there can be a certain amount of cheating and we can still be better off", Kristof says.

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