Monday, 18 June, 2018

Kim: North Korean Leader Says Summit Like Being in a Sci-Fi Movie

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump impersonators in Singapore Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump impersonators in Singapore
Sammy Stanley | 12 June, 2018, 11:41

Among those joining the leaders on the USA side were Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton. "We're going to have a great discussion and I think ... it will be tremendously successful", he said.

"I spoke to Kim Jong-un and the North Korean administration five years ago, and he told me there were three things I should speak to the USA president about".

A joint document signed by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seen in the hands of Mr. Trump immediately after the two men signed it following a summit on Sentosa Island, Singapore, June 12, 2018.

The two men kicked off their summit with a handshake shortly after 9 a.m. local time Tuesday - 9 p.m. Monday in NY - marking the first face-to-face encounter between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader.

Asked by reporters how the talks were going, Mr Trump said: "A lot of progress - really very positive".

It was a moment that few would have foreseen at the end of 2017, a year in which Washington and Pyongyang traded threats of nuclear war amid repeated North Korean weapons tests.

Trump and Kim met for about 40 minutes Tuesday one-on-one, joined only by interpreters.

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.

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Additionally, the new trailer announced the Edition of Light copy, which includes a Supplicant, Healer, and three Seeds of Skill. And whatever The Quiet Man is, we assume it's coming from the West if only because of the live-action European actors.

"Adversaries can indeed become friends", Mr. Trump said.

In late March, Trump tweeted with messages of optimism about "denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", with mention that Kim would do "what is right for his people and for humanity".

Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim are both looking for political victories that will help them at home.

Kim was accompanied at the meeting by vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) Kim Yong Chol, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the WPK Ri Su Yong, and Colonel General No Kwang Chol - one of the three promoted in a recent North Korean military shakeup. His public statements and state-run media indicate he wants a deal to ease sanctions, but that he won't give up his nuclear weapons until he feels safe enough to retain power without them.

The U.S. came to the summit seeking an agreement for the "complete and verifiable" denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, while the North was hoping to secure relief from crippling economic sanctions - what the U.S. refers to as "maximum pressure".

One of the world's most reclusive leaders, Kim visited Singapore's waterfront on Monday, smiling and waving to onlookers, adding to a more affable image that has emerged since his April summit with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in.

It's so far unclear whether the USA and North Korea will release some kind of joint statement or agreement following the sit-down.

With Trump, however, Rodman said, things changed because he understood that people of North Korea have a heart and a soul.

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