Trump meets Kim Jong Un in Singapore

Singapore pays for Kim Jong Un’s hotel during Trump summit

That gives a country leverage as demonstrated by this week's meeting between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore.

Many experts on North Korea, one of the most insular and unpredictable countries in the world, remain skeptical Kim will ever completely abandon nuclear weapons. Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

Kim Yong Chol's rise has baffled many North Korea watchers because he is the ruling Workers' Party official in charge of South Korea ties, not worldwide or US relations. The two posed for pictures briefly before walking over to an awning and appeared quite cordial in their greeting, both smiling as they shook hands for a second time.

"I feel really great", Trump said. "We can go fast, we can go slowly", Trump said. "We're going to be tremendously successful, and it's my honor, and we will have a terrific relationship".

Kim Jong Un's entourage has left for the luxury Singapore island resort where the North Korean leader will meet with President Donald Trump.

Kim says through an interpreter that it "was not easy to get here" and that there "were obstacles but we overcame them to be here". He told reporters he wasn't sure if he would meet Kim in Singapore.

Trump and Kim will be meeting at the Capella Hotel on the island resort of Sentosa and this will be the first meeting between a sitting U.S. president and the leader of North Korea.

"It was not easy to get here", Kim said, according to a translator. The 70-year-old, who was not on the North Korea trip, was active in Trump's feud with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the weekend. "And it's my honor to be involved".

The circus-like atmosphere might be amusing if the stakes weren't so high.

With that said, in recent days the White House has emphasized Tuesday's meeting will be the first step in a broader process.

This offers a fairly limited amount of time to discuss the breadth of issues on the table - including the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, which is the Trump administration's ultimate goal in terms of negotiations with North Korea.

Trump tweeted hours before the meeting that "we will all know soon" whether he can broker a deal with Kim that would help stave off the threat of nuclear war. Trump is expected to be joined by Trump was to be joined by Pompeo, chief of staff John Kelly, national security adviser John Bolton and U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, along with a few others, the AP reports.

That's in part because of South Korea's diplomatic outreach to the North, which was highlighted by two summits this spring between the rivals' leaders.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the preparatory talks were moving quite rapidly and "and we anticipate that they will come to their logical conclusion even more quickly than we anticipated". Please refresh for details.

This is a developing story.

Related News:

Most liked

U.S. won't give asylum to victims of gangs, domestic abuse
In a speech earlier Monday, Sessions made clear the Trump administration's ongoing frustration with the border situation. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of, its sponsors or advertisers.

Trump Won’t Stop Tearing Up Papers, So Staffers Tape Them Back Together
Lartey and Young said that as recently as their departure, staffers were still tasked with taping the pages back together. Lartey said he was never given an explanation for his firing, which he said came at the end of the day on March 23.

Anthem gameplay trailer reveals how quests, combat, and flying work
We then got trailers for National Basketball Association 19 available September 7th and for Madden 19 available August 7th. The game can be played alone if you like, but looks like it is clearly designed with two players in mind.

Trump G7 summit: Trudeau, Macron fight over tariffs means trade war
Cyrille Simard, the mayor of Edmundston, said the town of 16,000 was built on global trade, which is why he's anxious about U.S. President Emmanuel Macron reacted with a statement slamming Mr Trump's behaviour at the summit.

Watch the Square Enix E3 2018 press conference live stream right here
It was a bite-sized 30-minute look at Square Enix's plans moving forward, with plenty for fans to get hyped over. Square are promising "more to come" in August which suggests we'll have to keep guessing until then.

Kylie Jenner Deletes All Pictures Of Stormi Webster For THIS Reason
It's now unclear if and when the Life Of Kylie star will start to post images of the baby girl again. Kylie Jenner has mysteriously deleted any image containing Stormi's face from her Instagram account.

FCC's net neutrality rules are officially repealed. Here's what that really means
The rules initally passed under President Obama , but the FCC under the Trump Administration discarded the rule in December. Pai argued that net neutrality created a disincentive for internet services to invest in their networks.

Star Fox returns in Starlink, Ubisoft's toys-to-life space game
Last year, Ubisoft forged a strong relationship with Nintendo when it released Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle . In the case of the Nintendo Switch, the ship mount will be built into a custom Joy-con controller holder.

Dragon Quest just got a new trailer at Square Enix's E3 conference
Yes, you read that right. "Seamlessly blending high-production live action, realistic CG and pulse-pounding action gameplay". Although it came out in Japan last year, it will finally make its way to the United States on September 4th of this year .

Pompeo says North Korea could get ‘unique’ security guarantees
Kim Jong Un has arrived in Singapore ahead of a historic summit with US President Donald Trump - and he brought his toilet. While en route to Singapore , Trump said he looked forward to meeting Kim on what he anticipated would be an exciting day.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Story Synopsis Leaks Ahead of E3 2018
Ubisoft announced in its latest earnings report Ubisoft Singapore needed more development time for the open-world title. We'll no doubt learn a lot more about the game tomorrow afternoon when Ubisoft reveal all during their press briefing.

France warns Trump over 'fits of anger' after G7 statement u-turn
Trump said the USA pays tremendous tariffs on dairy products from Canada, for instance 270 per cent on some products. The G7 meeting in La Malbaie, Que., which was hosted by Trudeau , marked Trump's first visit to Canada as president.

Melania Trump to appear at Ford's Theatre gala
It is also rumoured that she has packed her bag and has left for moving back to The family penthouse in NY . She later added that it was the only procedure done for Melania Trump's "entire stay" at the hospital.

Robert De Niro Said F*ck Trump at the Tony Awards
Always fighting for, in your own words, truth, transparency, and integrity in government. "Bruce, you can rock the house like nobody else", De Niro said .

Prosecutor Says No Evidence of Foul Play in Anthony Bourdain's Death
For an episode of Bourdain's Travel Channel show, " No Reservations ", Garcia gave Bourdain a tour of his hometown, Puebla. Speaking of his last few days , Anthony's mother Gladys Bourdain told The New York Times that he was gloomy.