On Eve of Historic Summit, North Korea's Kim Enjoys Singapore Sites

Mike Pompeo draws firm line on North Korea as summit hangs in balance

The outlet also listed the individuals accompanying Kim to Singapore, including Kim Yong-chol, the US -designated terrorist whom Kim sent to the White House two weeks ago, and Kim Yo-jong, Kim Jong-un's sister, who made headlines attending the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Indeed, the necessity of a last-minute meeting between the USA and North Korean summit negotiating teams led by Sung Kim, a former US special representative on North Korea policy and an experienced negotiator, and Choe Son-hui, North Korea's top diplomat for dealing with the United States, suggested that the agenda has yet to be fixed up.

North Korea, especially under Kim Jong-un, has pursued nuclear weapons as a means to deter the United States, which it sees as an existential threat in this prolonged and asymmetrical state of confrontation.

As Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore for a historic summit with United States officials, it became clear that North Korean president Kim Jung Un was not going to miss out on the opportunity to do a spot of sightseeing.

The summit has also raised hopes of progress towards a peace treaty to formally end the Korean War, the last festering legacy of the Cold War, after hostilities only stopped with an armistice.

But for Trump, even if Kim submits to an open-ended, unverified commitment to "complete denuclearization", it'll become apparent sooner or later that it was North Korea that ended up getting the better end of the deal - and that's even before we get to other topics on the U.S.

Sanctions on North Korea would remain in place until that had happened, Mr Pompeo said. The summit is scheduled to begin with a one-on-one meeting between Kim and Trump, before the pair is joined by officials from their respective administrations. While aboard Air Force One, the president also tweeted out a plug for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster ahead of the state's Tuesday primary.

The White House and State Department have said little about those talks, though people briefed on them said American negotiators found it difficult to make significant headway with the North Koreans, in part because the White House did not back them up in taking a hard line.

"It's a huge win for Kim Jong Un, who now - if nothing else - has the prestige and propaganda coup of meeting one on one with the president, while armed with a nuclear deterrent", said Michael Kovrig, a northeast Asia specialist at the International Crisis Group in Washington.

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Trump yesterday met Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (李顯龍), was feted at lunch with an early birthday cake (his birthday is Thursday), and then went back to his hotel, the Shangri-La.

Language on North Korea's bombs was similar to what the leaders of North and South Korea came up with at their own summit in April.

Trump and Kim will first meet one-on-one in a closed session, before a larger meeting with key advisers, United States officials said.

Trump and Kim are staying in separate hotels in the famous Orchard Road area of Singapore, dotted with high-rise luxury apartment blocks, offices and glittering shopping malls. The spokesman said Trump told Moon he would send Pompeo to Seoul immediately after the summit to explain its outcome.

Addressing reporters on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to keep expectations in check, saying: "We are hopeful this summit will have set the conditions for future successful talks".

"North Korea has previously confirmed to us its willingness to denuclearise and we are eager to see if those words prove honest", he said.

Trump said June 9 that he expects to know "within the first minute" of their meeting if Kim is serious about giving up his weapons.

The North has faced crippling diplomatic and economic sanctions as it has advanced development of its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

"Trump and Kim both need a "gift" to bring home", Boo said.

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