Inside Singapore's $20m Trump-Kim summit showcase

U.S. President Donald Trump flanked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly attend a lunch with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and officials at the Istana in Singapore

Its outcome could prove pivotal in determining whether the two nations pursue a lasting peace or a fresh military conflict. Trump would later cite the statement as his reason for canceling the summit last month.

At the conclusion of the summit, President Trump will participate in a media availability before departing tomorrow at approximately 8 p.m. for the United States. "We'd start at least a dialogue", Trump told reporters as he departed the G-7 summit in Quebec, Canada.

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". "I'm unconcerned about our capacity to continue to do what we need to do".

Pompeo said the United States is prepared to take actions to provide North Korea with "sufficient certainty" that denuclearization "is not something that ends badly for them". Messrs. Trump and Kim are expected to meet face-to-face on Tuesday morning to discuss prospects of a deal in which North Korea would give up nuclear capabilities in exchange for help opening its economy.

Exuding confidence, Trump said he has done relatively little formal preparation. It is believed that Trump and Kim will begin with a two-hour one-on-one session with translators, before an expanded meeting that includes advisers. And the maximum, I think you know the answer to that.

Since his election as president in November 2018, several media houses have been vehement critics of the U.S. president and his policies-unswayed by his constant "FAKE NEWS" attacks-and they made no exception with their comments on the Trump-Kim meeting.

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Senators Tammy Duckworth and Chris Murphy introduced the amendment to the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization act on Monday, aiming to prevent the president from starting a war with North Korea without an imminent threat or without the permission of Congress. He credits his administration's "maximum pressure" campaign with getting Kim to the table.

It "would instead lay out practical steps with requisite commitments from North Korea that demonstrate that it understands, accepts and is committed to achieving denuclearisation as the United States defines it", said Enos, who is also in Singapore to watch the proceedings.

"We will not be surprised by any scenario", said the official. "They wouldn't do that unless they thought they were going to have a good experience".

This picture taken on June 8, 2018 shows Kim Tae-young, a 27-year-old South Korean job-seeker - who has a bachelor's degree in engineering and new materials, during a street interview with AFP in Seoul.

The process could turn on what Trump is willing to offer Kim for ending his pursuit of nuclear weapons and submitting to intrusive inspections. That's why direct talks with North Korea never happened, he said. Kim Yong Chol has been a presence behind the scenes as well, sitting in on every inter-Korean meeting held in the lead up to the summit.

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