Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's historic summit

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un's historic summit

Following initial comments to reporters, Trump and Kim went into a private meeting accompanied exclusively by their translators, then a larger meeting with aides to both men, and finally a working lunch.

The Rodong Sinmun, the mouthpiece of the Workers' Party, also featured his departure in a full-color two-page spread, declaring on the front page that he was leaving in a Chinese plane for a "historic summit" with the U.S. president. "But despite of all that, we've made it here", said Mr Kim. The past worked as fetters on our limbs, and the old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles on our way forward.

On Tuesday morning, Pompeo fed the mounting anticipation of diplomatic breakthrough, saying: "We're ready for today".

The summit included a 38-minute one-on-one meeting where only Kim, Trump and their translators were in the room.

The Trump-Kim summit is the first between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader.

Kim has been accused of horrific rights abuses against his people.

The eccentric former reality TV star is one of the few westerners to have spent time with Kim during multiple visits to Pyongyang and the two struck up an unlikely friendship over their shared love of basketball. But he added "our hostages" are back home and testing, research and launches have stopped.

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While Trump and Kim search each other's eyes and words for signs of trust or deceit, the rest of the world will be watching, hoping that somehow these two unpredictable leaders can find a way to defuse one of the planet's most unsafe flashpoints.

"We are hopeful this summit will have set the conditions for future successful talks", Pompeo said yesterday evening.

We've never seen a North Korean leader submit himself to the press, PBS NewsHour foreign affairs correspondent Nick Schifrin told Judy Woodruff on Monday's broadcast.

Trump said the process of denuclearisation would happen " very, very quickly", adding that he had formed a "special bond" with Kim and the relationship with North Korea would be very different.

In the weeks leading up to the meeting, several locations were considered: the Korean Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, the border barrier that separates North and South Korea; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Geneva, Switzerland; and Stockholm, Sweden.

The president planned to stop in Guam and Hawaii on the way back to Washington.

The fate of the summit may very well turn on the first moments they spend alone with each other.

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"Going round the Great Flower Garden, one of the prides of Singapore, Sky Park located on the roof of the world-famous Marina Bay Sands building and Singapore Port, he learned about the social and economic development of the Republic of Singapore", KCNA reported.

Trump also says he learned Kim is "a very talented man" and "loves his country very much".

USA and North Korean officials have been holding preliminary meetings in the run-up to the Tuesday summit. "The question is whether Trump's unconventional approach to North Korea will bring about results that have been elusive to the traditional diplomatic approach". Trump's team claims those warnings can be credited for new rounds of global sanctions and, ultimately, Tuesday's summit.

As he sought to build a bridge with Kim, he was smashing longtime alliances with Western allies with his abrasive performance at the G-7.

Trump advisers cast his actions as a show of strength before the Kim meeting.

"I can only say this", Pompeo said. But he also patted the United States president's arm, in an attempt to show control over the encounter.

"When Trump touches Kim's arm during the handshake, that's a sign of empathy".

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