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Trump ‘won’t negotiate United States troop numbers with Kim Jong

Trump ‘won’t negotiate United States troop numbers with Kim Jong

North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un and President Trump are both in Singapore preparing for the summit.

"The discussions between the United States and North Korea are ongoing and have moved more quickly than expected", the White House said in a statement.

After the leaders shake hands for the first time on camera, they'll begin the summit with a one-on-one meeting with only their translators, according to a senior Trump administration official.

The selfie sees Kim offer a wholesome smile, a display that belies the iron-fist with which he rules over North Korea.

A U.S. official told CNN Trump's departure was moved up by more than 12 hours because Kim set his departure for shortly after the summit.

It is not known whether Trump will make any mention of Pyongyang's appalling human rights record or only lavish Kim with praise, something that critics have said plays into the leader's goal of using the summit to boost his own worldwide legitimacy. The official wasn't authorized to discuss the plans and insisted on anonymity. The White House said that first meeting will be followed by an expanded meeting with their advisers as well as a working lunch.

President Donald Trump will leave Singapore Tuesday night after his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un the White House said Monday, adding that talks between USA and North Korean officials "are ongoing and have moved more quickly than expected".

Those points were echoed in Monday's media coverage, which stressed that the talks with Trump would be focused on forging a relationship that is more in tune with what it called changing times - most likely meaning the North's new status as a nuclear weapons state - its desire for a mechanism to ensure a lasting a durable peace on the Korean Peninsula and, finally, denuclearization.

Trump arrives in Singapore ahead of historic North Korea summit
The two leaders discussed bilateral relations as well as the summit and the recent positive developments on the Korean peninsula . Traffic was held up in the steamy midday sun and scores of bystanders were penned in by police when Trump went to meet Lee.

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have pledged to work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula while Washington committed to provide security guarantees for its old enemy.

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shared that sentiment, saying Sunday that the $15 million cost to the host country was money well spent.

Trump says "we've got a very interesting meeting in particular tomorrow, and I think things can work out very nicely".

Trump also spoke with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the phone Monday.

US and North Korean officials huddled throughout Monday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel, outlining specific goals for what the leaders should try to accomplish and multiple scenarios for resolving key issues, a senior U.S official said, adding that the meetings were also an ice breaker of sorts, allowing the teams to get better acquainted after decades of minimal contact between their nations.

For his part, Kim hailed the "historic meeting" and said they "decided to leave the past behind". The meetings also served as an ice breaker of sorts as the teams worked to get better acquainted after decades of minimal U.S.

Earlier, trump expressed hope that his meeting with Kim Jong-UN will be a "chance to achieve the truly remarkable result for North Korea and the world". "But I think he has an intention to do something, and that's why he's meeting Donald Trump", Lee said. One man exclaimed, "I know that Singapore is a very hot country so I wish that our respected marshal stays healthy and comes back in good health".

North Korea, though, has shown little appetite for surrendering nuclear weapons it considers vital to the survival of Kim's dynastic rule. During his stroll, crowds yelled out Kim's name and jostled to take pictures, and the North Korean leader posed for a selfie with Singapore officials.


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