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Kim summit: Media scuffle as US, North Korean negotiators meet

Kim summit: Media scuffle as US, North Korean negotiators meet

President Donald Trump will reportedly not bring up North Korea's human rights abuses as he meets with Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

Trump and his senior aides have tried to manage expectations for the first meeting between sitting US and North Korean leaders, saying the two sides are unlikely on Tuesday to sign a final pact to disarm the Asian country.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the Esplanade in Singapore. After all, having aides present in high-stakes meetings - especially ones with adversaries like the leader of North Korea - provides a president with a modicum of protection, ensuring there are staffers on hand to take accurate notes.

From there, the two will engage in more talks with advisers joining them through a working lunch. Trump later accused the New York Times of quoting a senior White House official "who doesn't exist". Complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization, he told reporters, "is the only outcome that the United States will accept".

He joined Singapore's foreign minister, Vivian Balakrishnan, who took a selfie, before stopping at the Marina Bay Sands hotel, which resembles a giant surfboard perched on three tall columns, for a look out over the bright lights of the city from its rooftop garden and swimming pool. "They see denuclearisation as a collective suicide (and they are probably right)".

Experts believe the North is close to being able to target the entire USA mainland with its nuclear-armed missiles, and while there's deep skepticism that Kim will quickly give up those hard-won nukes, there's also some hope that diplomacy can replace the animosity between the United States and the North.

"The entire world is focusing on the historic summit between the DPRK (North Korea) and the U.S., and thanks to your honest efforts. As you know, that would be a first step", Trump told reporters June 7 during a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House.

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Both Mr Trump and Mr Kim arrived in Singapore on Sunday.

"I know Singapore is a very hot country, so I wish that our respected marshal stays healthy and comes back in good health".

The MFA also said Lee will meet President Trump separately on Monday.

She came into the global spotlight earlier this year as she attended the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, leading the North Korean delegation at the games. In this week's edition of the magazine, The Economist depicts Trump swinging on a wrecking ball-Miley Cyrus-style-and in its report warns that Trump's strategy may work in favour of his "America First" policy but risks a lonely America in the long run. 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. By sitting down with an American president - a longtime goal of North Korea's government - Kim's regime is advancing its effort to establish its "reputation, respect, and credibility as a nuclear weapon state", Green said.

Trump, nevertheless, on nearly a daily basis says and writes things that are demonstrably untrue ― sometimes doing so even though he knows what he is saying is untrue.

What's more, the official U.S. "memorandum of conversation", or "MemCom", of that meeting was written by the longtime U.S. Russian-to-English interpreter Dmitri Zarechnak, according to a copy of the document posted by the National Security Archive at The George Washington University.


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