Trump arrives in Singapore for summit with Kim

Kim And Company Arrive In Singapore Via A Procession Of Chinese And North Korean Jets (Updated)

The eyes of the world upon them, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un headed on Tuesday into their historic summit balancing the elusive promise of peace against the specter of a growing nuclear threat.

A United States official said Monday that after a handshake scheduled for 9 am Tuesday, Trump and Kim will first meet one on one with translators in a session that could last up to two hours before they open the meeting to their respective advisers.

In a sea of reporters and curious tourists, the two were North Korean media workers waiting to capture the image of their leader, who all North Koreans are duty bound to revere, arriving for a historic summit with President Donald Trump.

It's unclear what Trump and Kim might decide Tuesday. Considering Trump has admitted that he hasn't prepared for this upcoming meeting, he will need to rely on his alleged "best negotiator" skills to get the job done.

Previous agreements with the North have subsequently collapsed and experts warn Kim is highly unlikely to give up the "treasured sword" of his nuclear deterrent.

Among the members of Trump's team are Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor John Bolton, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

Kim arrived in Singapore on board an Air China 747 that, according to flight tracking website Flightradar24, took off from Pyongyang in the morning ostensibly bound for Beijing then changed its flight number in midair and headed south.

But the South's Winter Olympics in February were the catalyst for a flurry of diplomatic moves as South Korea's dovish leader Moon Jae-in sought to bring the two sides together, holding two summits of his own with Kim in the Demilitarized Zone that divides Korea.

He and Trump are set to meet Tuesday morning in the first summit of its kind between a leader of North Korea and a sitting USA president.

While advisers say Trump has been reviewing briefing materials, the president insists his gut instincts will matter most when he gets in the room with Kim.

"[President Trump] is not going to permit any show of weakness on the trip to negotiate with North Korea", Kudlow said on CNN's State of the Union.

North Korea declared itself a nuclear power in 2005.

Any public gathering without a police permit is illegal in Singapore - making it ideal for a high-security nuclear summit but less so for nudging Kim toward open democracy.

A jet carrying Kim landed hours earlier.

"He expressed deep thanks to the Singaporean government for its honest cooperation of providing all conditions and best conveniences for the historic DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks", the KCNA said.

This will be the first summit of its kind between a leader of North Korea and a sitting US president.

The two leaders discussed relations between their countries, developments in North Korea and the region, including recent positive developments on the Korean peninsula, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.

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