Kim Jong-un's 'running bodyguards' back in action again

Kim Jong-un's'running bodyguards back in action again

Kim Jong-un's'running bodyguards back in action again

Sources told CNN that United States officials have established a contingency plan for a potential second day of discussions between Trump and Kim depending on the direction of their planned meeting on June 12.

Trump and Kim are set to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Singapore, which is 9 p.m. Monday on the U.S. East Coast.

"Kim Jong Un got back on his hands and knees and begged for it", Giuliani told an audience in Tel Aviv, "which is exactly the position you want to put him in".

They include the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island, the summit venue, and the places surrounding the Shangri-La Hotel and the St. Regis Hotel where Trump and Kim are expected to stay, respectively. The two are scheduled to meet for the first time Tuesday morning.

"We continue to call on North Korea to completely, verifiably, and irreversibly dismantle all of its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and ballistic missiles as well as its related programs and facilities", it said. "And obviously, what has been done before hasn't worked". He tweets: "We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!"

During a promotional event dubbed the "real" Trump-Kim summit, the men waved at shoppers as they walked through the crowded Bugis Junction mall.

Publicly, so far, Trump has offered Kim no more than economic aid and a guarantee he will not be overthrown by the US. The North Korean leadership, including Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son Hui has also taunted Washington, calling Vice President Mike Pence a "political dummy".

Raising expectations in advance of the meeting, Trump said the outcome will rely heavily on his own instincts. "And if I think it won't happen, I'm not going to waste my time".

"If there is an agreement and there's progress (after the June 12 summit), and the (UN's) sanctions are lifted, I expect Singapore's trade (with North Korea) will grow", said Mr Lee.

A plane presumably carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in Singapore ahead of Kim's summit Tuesday with President Donald Trump.


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.

Trump was greeted by Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.Asked by a reporter how he felt about the summit, Trump said: "Very good".

More than 1,000 people paid for a photo with the Kim-Trump lookalikes over the weekend.

In recent weeks, though, Trump's enthusiasm has been tempered somewhat by the challenge of deal-making with such an unpredictable opponent.

Mr Trump has not approached the North Korea crisis with kid gloves and seems unlikely to adjust his tactics now.

Trump and Kim will start their historic summit with a one-on-one session with translators.

Singapore is one of the few countries that have diplomatic relations with both the U.S. and North Korea. The level of concern is higher, though, in Japan, another US treaty ally in Asia with much at stake.

May 7: Mr Kim meets Mr Xi again in China and calls for stronger strategic co-operation between the traditional allies. Acutely aware of his coverage in the media, Trump has enjoyed how the impending North Korea summit has overshadowed some of the more negative coverage of his tumultuous White House.

One of the reasons the buildup to the meeting was temporarily derailed in April was that US National Security Adviser John Bolton, known for his tough stand on China and North Korea, mentioned the Libyan example as a possible model.

It will probably require some form of action by the USA to give the North Korean regime the confidence to do without nuclear weapons.

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