‘Profound talks’: North Korean media hail Kim-Trump summit

‘Profound talks’: North Korean media hail Kim-Trump summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived Sunday in Singapore ahead of one of the most unusual summits in recent world history, a sit-down Tuesday with President Donald Trump.

Trump was joined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton, and John Kelly, White House Chief of Staff, for the expanded talks, while Kim's team included former military intelligence chief Kim Yong Chol, foreign minister Ri Yong Ho and Ri Su Yong, vice chairman of the ruling Workers' Party. The two leaders are likely to discuss North Korea's worldwide relations, months after Kim held unprecedented talks with South Korean's Moon Jae-in.

The full details are in, and President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are set to meet at a lavish resort in Singapore today. Trump responded to that criticism Tuesday on Twitter, saying: "The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the USA, say the haters & losers".

Kim is due to meet Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong later on Sunday, Singapore's ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement. Denuclearisation of the peninsula will also be key to their talks.

Experts believe the North is close to being able to target the entire US mainland with its nuclear-armed missiles, and while there's deep skepticism that Kim will quickly give up those hard-won nukes, there's also some hope that diplomacy can replace the animosity between the USA and the North.

As the final preparations for the summit were being made, some veteran diplomats warned against an all-or-nothing approach from the U.S.

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He then appeared to show off for Mr. Kim The Beast, the heavily-armoured Cadillac that is the presidential auto. He developed a relationship of sorts with the dictator, despite much criticism that he was being used for PR by the Kim regime and that he was, at best, showing kindness to a murderous autocrat, and, at worst, being developed as a North Korea intelligence asset. North Korea has said it's willing to deal away its entire nuclear arsenal if the United States provides it with a reliable security assurance and other benefits. "I asked him, I said, I have something to say from North Korea, and he just brushed me off", Rodman told the CNN host.

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

"I know Singapore is a very hot country, so I wish that our respected marshal stays healthy and comes back in good health".

"The biggest nightmare for Japan is that Kim declares his intention to relinquish the intercontinental ballistic missiles that he quickly developed a year ago and Trump simply hails the offer as 'great, ' making no further demands", said Matake Kamiya, a professor of global politics at the National Defense Academy. On the day before the meeting, weeks of preparation appeared to pick up in pace, with USA and North Korean officials meeting throughout Monday at a Singapore hotel. They believe Kim's latest engagement is aimed at getting the United States to ease the crippling sanctions that have squeezed the impoverished country.

Tokyo's long-standing position - which it has repeatedly conveyed to Trump - is that the North should get rid of not only its ICBMs, but also its shorter-range missiles, which include hundreds of Rodongs, that can strike Japan.

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