Trump, Kim confident but body language reveals nerves at first meeting

Trump, Kim confident but body language reveals nerves at first meeting

"Wide-ranging and profound views on the issue of establishing new DPRK-US relations, the issue of building a permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean Peninsula, the issue of actualizing the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and other issues of mutual concern" will be discussed, state-run KCNA reported early Monday.

"It was not easy to get here", he said. "I came here after overcoming all obstacles".

The huddle was planned to precede a larger meeting and a working lunch attended by top advisers to the president and their North Korean counterparts.

"We will make sure that every dollar is spent appropriately", he said.

Before the sun rose over Singapore he tweeted that 'meetings between staffs and representatives are going well and quickly, ' echoing a statement from his White House the evening before that talks were progressing so fast Trump would leave Singapore early.

Trump also said he will probably need another summit or meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Before Kim's departure, the president heaped praise on the young dictator, saying he learned from their meeting that he's "a very talented man" who "loves his country very much".

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And on whether those verifying North Korean compliance were going to be American or global, Trump said, "A combinations of both". "Probably, all the attention of our people is on Singapore". "I truly hope it will be a successful summit that will open a new age for the two Koreas and the United States and bring us complete denuclearisation and peace".

He was spotted by Reuters on Tuesday sitting by the pool and smoking a cigar at a hotel just over 200 metres from another hotel where Kim and the North Korean delegation are staying.

Rodman further told CNN that when he went back to Washington, he received death threats. The safety precaution seems extreme until you remember that both Nikhita Krushev and Mikhail Gorbachev reportedly unintentionally gave the Central Intelligence Agency stool samples during visits to the U.S.

The key will be whether the two leaders can narrow their differences over the definition of denuclearization. The president wants the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantling of his nuclear weapons program.

Pompeo acknowledged that the North has a track record for making lofty promises in past negotiations only to renege, sometimes years later.

And until denuclearisation takes place, sanctions against North Korea would remain in place, he stressed. "If diplomacy does not move in the right direction. those measures will increase".

Responding to a reporter's question on the subject, the secretary of state added that the "prepared to take actions that will provide [North Korea] sufficient certainty that they can be comfortable that denuclearization isn't something that ends badly for them".

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