Trump and Kim Star in Video at Singapore Summit

Trump and Kim Star in Video at Singapore Summit

Trump and Kim Star in Video at Singapore Summit

Trump and Kim reached a broad agreement on Tuesday that North Korea would move toward denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, while the United States committed to providing security guarantees, and suspending war games with its ally in Seoul. "But we overcame all of them and we are here today".

At the Shangri La defence dialogue in Singapore earlier this month, South Korea's defence minister Song Young-moo said that the American military's activities in South Korea was "a separate issue from North Korea's nuclear issue".

At one point, the video features an animated sequence suggesting what the impoverished North could look like if it was brightly lit up against the night sky like the far more prosperous South Korea.

It was not immediately clear what specific progress, if any, had been made in preliminary discussions between U.S. and North Korean officials. That is, experts suggest Pyongyang may only agree to give up its nukes in exchange for the us terminating its military presence in South Korea and ending its regional nuclear umbrella, a security arrangement in which Washington promises in-kind retaliation on behalf of close allies if they are attacked with nuclear weapons. "The world will see a major change", Kim said before leaving for the St. Regis hotel after the summit.

In advance of their private session, Trump predicted "tremendous success" while Kim said through an interpreter that "we have come here after overcoming" obstacles.

They signed a document that Trump described as "pretty comprehensive", but he declined to describe it, saying the details would be revealed later.

A woman walks past a cannon barrel stuffed with flowers in a symbolic gesture of peace at Fort Siloso in Singapore, as preparations continue for Tuesday's Trump-Kim summit.

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

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump shook hands once again ahead of a private meeting with only their translators present.

"Maybe in a year you'll be interviewing and I'll say I made a mistake. It's rough, it's rough in a lot of places, by the way, not just there but it's rough and we will continue that and I think ultimately we will agree to something", Trump said.

"People are going to be very impressed and people are going to be very happy and we are going to take care of a very risky problem for the world", stated Reuters quoting US President Trump.

Rodman, who has struck up an unlikely friendship with the basketball-loving North Korean leader, arrived in the city-state some nine hours before Trump meets with Kim in a bid to negotiate an end to the decades-old nuclear stand-off.

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