Trump Will Leave Summit With North Korea Early

Kim Jong Un’s Bevy Of Bodyguards Are Back — And Yes, They’re Still Running

The young North Korean leader is staying under heavy guard at a city centre hotel and had not appeared in public on Monday until about 9 pm, when one of his security officials buzzing about the hotel lobby shouted "It's all ready!".

Trump told reporters the Singapore summit is "really a get-to-know-you kind of situation".

Kim smiled as he took a selfie with Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan at the scenic waterfront Gardens by the Bay.

This picture taken on June 8, 2018 shows Kim Hee-hyun, a 30-year-old South Korean worker - who is indifferent about the Trump-Kim summit, during a street interview with AFP in Seoul. After his premature departure from Quebec, he continued to tweet angrily at Trudeau from Singapore, saying Monday, "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".

Kim's Diplomatic Win Just meeting with Trump will be a diplomatic accomplishment for Kim, who has emerged from isolation in recent months and rapidly increased his outreach to other world leaders. Economic adviser Larry Kudlow told CBS News in Washington that "Kim must not see American weakness".

The White House says Trump now plans to depart Singapore on Tuesday evening ahead of schedule.

It would be the first summit between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader.

"The fact that we prepared this in two weeks, this adds to logistics demands by officers who worked around the clock", Shanmugam said at a security briefing yesterday. Abbreviating the meeting to a single day could make it easier to cast the summit as an early, symbolic opening, rather than a substantive negotiation in which a lack of tangible progress would suggest failure on the part of the negotiators. They will be joined only by translators and will spend a couple of hours before admitting their close advisers to the meeting.

North Korea maintains an atrocious human rights record that is inextricably linked to its weapons proliferation.

The tour came approximately 12 hours ahead of Kim's summit with U.S. President Donald Trump at Singapore's secluded Sentosa Island.

Mr. Trump has made clear that his goal is denuclearization.

The US insists it will accept nothing less than complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

"I'm very optimistic we will have a successful outcome with the two leaders", he said.

It "would instead lay out practical steps with requisite commitments from North Korea that demonstrate that it understands, accepts and is committed to achieving denuclearisation as the United States defines it", said Enos, who is also in Singapore to watch the proceedings.

Kim is not believed to have left his hotel since a meeting with Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, soon after his arrival on Sunday in the city-state.

"It's unknown territory in the truest sense but I really feel confident", Trump said.

Trump went from one global leadership summit to another this weekend, leaving the G-7 conference in Canada to fly to Singapore.

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