Pompeo says North Korea nukes must all go before sanctions end

Kim Jong Un impersonator held by Singapore immigration

Kim Jong Un impersonator held by Singapore immigration

Still, the gulf between the US and North Korea remains vast.

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

We know this much about Kim Jong Un's preparation for Tuesday's summit: He seemed to have enough time to visit a new seafood restaurant in Pyongyang. "They pocket all of it and lose essentially nothing", said Christopher Hill, President George W. Bush's lead nuclear negotiator with the North.

Singapore was selected as the host site because it has significant experience in staging major global events, including a summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and then-Taiwanese President Ying-jeou in 2015, the first such meeting in almost seven decades.

"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. We have to get something going.

Still, it's a serious contrast to the days a year ago when choice insults - Trump's "little rocket man" and Kim's "dotard" - were flying between Washington and Pyongyang during the North's nuclear and missile tests.

Getting a legally binding peace treaty is unlikely in Singapore because "you have to disentangle a lot of United Nations security issues, Security Council issues", said Christopher Hill, a former lead USA nuclear negotiator with the North, who also noted that "as a practical matter, China has to be there". May not. But I think I'll know pretty quickly whether or not in my opinion something positive will happen. And if I think it won't happen, I'm not gonna waste my time - I don't want to waste his time. "But I feel really confident", Trump told reporters.

"I truly hope it results in the reduction of aggressive rhetoric between both sides and [marks] the beginnings of a more peaceful dialogue and future between the two countries".

Trump and Kim are expected to discuss peace on the Korean Peninsula, with Washington pushing for Pyongyang's denuclearisation.


On rating G7 friendships: "I would say that the level of relationship is a 10".

But if you are looking for greater details into what the North Korean leader may offer in Singapore or what messages he could seek to convey to President Trump, the North Korean state media will offer little help.

President Trump cited the unprecedented nature of the meeting and said he was convinced that Kim wants to do good things for his country.

"We'll raise every issue", he said.

Mr Trump was able to portray North Korea's scramble to convince him to stay in the talks as a victory - but also to redefine the terms of the talks.

Some people like the idea of bringing Russian Federation back. (Jennifer Barr/CBC) North Korea has remained publicly silent, leaving the White House to set the stage and manage expectations about the summit. Their appearance comes days before a summit between the real leaders in the city-state.

Still, questions remain about what a deal on the North's nuclear weapons could look like.

Trump reiterated his promise Saturday that the U.S.

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