Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un meet

SINGAPORE - Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have sat down for unprecedented talks between the leaders of two long-hostile nations, as the world watches anxiously for signs of a peace deal and an agreement on the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.

Trump and Kim met privately from 9:05am local time for 48 minutes flanked only by their translators, then broke for a wider bilateral meeting with aides.

Before the start of the private meeting, Trump and Kim exchanged small talk in front of news photographers and television cameras, saying: "We look forward to working this out together ... It will be done".

Later in the day, Trump is reportedly set to give his first post-summit interview at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island to Fox News' Sean Hannity, a leading Trump booster, who is in Singapore covering the summit.

The meeting on Tuesday between the United States president and North Korea's leader, unthinkable until recent months and uncertain until June 1, is a high-stakes and politically risky venture into summit diplomacy by two unpredictable personalities who have famously exchanged personal insults and threats of war.

US officials and the North Korean state news agency struck a hopeful tone as the meeting approached, while negotiators from both countries met privately in the last hours to iron out agreements, such as over the definition of denuclearisation and the terms under which Pyongyang might agree to dismantle its nuclear arsenal.

Comments (1)

That is a lesser tusk for Mr Trump , North Korea is not as difficult as London which is high up there in terms of Terrorism and anti Trumpism. Obama was an irresponsible president to cyber arm them to spread Islam.

Free Internet for the World - 14 June 2018

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