US News Unorthodox Trump faces toughest test yet in NKorea summit

01:40  11 june  2018
01:40  11 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

Giuliani: Kim Jong Un got 'on his hands and knees and begged' for summit

  Giuliani: Kim Jong Un got 'on his hands and knees and begged' for summit President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that North Korea's Kim Jong Un got "on his hands and knees and begged" American diplomats to reinstate a planned meeting with Trump after it was canceled last month.The former New York City mayor told The Wall Street Journal that Trump's cancellation of the meeting, which is now back on for the planned date of June 12, forced the North Korean leader into a favorable position. © Provided by The Hill "They also said they were going to go to nuclear war with us, they were going to defeat us in a nuclear war," Giuliani told the newspaper.

Trump has said he was open to having a summit with Putin, who U.S. intelligence officials have said directed Russian meddling in the 2016 election to help Trump win. Unorthodox Trump faces toughest test yet in NKorea summit .

Amid tariff fight, Trump faces tough crowd at G7. Trump , Moon try to keep NKorea summit on track amid doubts. By: ZEKE MILLER and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press.

Donald Trump © press association Donald Trump SINGAPORE — Embarking on a self-described "mission of peace," President Donald Trump puts his seat-of-the-pants foreign policy to its toughest test yet as he attempts this week to personally broker an end to North Korea's nuclear program in talks with Kim Jong Un.

The impulsive American president, who just this weekend sowed chaos within the Western alliance, is set to face his match on the global stage as he prepares to meet Kim in Singapore on Tuesday.

In the historic first meeting between the leaders of the technically-still-warring nations, Trump is prioritizing instinct over planning. Unlike traditional summits between heads of state, where most of the work is completed in advance, U.S. officials say the only thing certain ahead of these talks will be their unpredictability.

Trump leaves G7 early for 'mission of peace' with Kim

  Trump leaves G7 early for 'mission of peace' with Kim Donald Trump declared that he was on a "mission of peace" before leaving the G7 summit early to meet Kim Jong Un in Singapore. He told reporters he would "know within a minute" whether Mr Kim was serious about giving up his nuclear weapons, adding that he would not prolong talks if he sensed otherwise.The US leader boarded a plane from Quebec on Saturday ahead of the highly anticipated meeting with the North Korean leader on Tuesday, leaving G7 leaders early and missing environmental talks.

On a different yet integral track was the CIA group Pompeo set up a year ago when he headed the covert operative organization. Moon included that Kim said he will coordinate to end showdown and work toward peace for the fruitful summit with Trump .

England fans face the risk of "racist or homophobic intimidation, hooligan violence and anti-British hostility" at the World Cup, warn MPs. President Donald Trump said Sunday a U.S. team was in North Korea to plan a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jon Un, raising expectations that the

Ever since Trump shocked allies, White House officials and, by some accounts, the North Koreans themselves when he accepted Kim's March invitation for a meeting, the two leaders have lurched toward an uncertain encounter that could affect millions.

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"It's unknown territory in the truest sense, but I really feel confident," Trump told reporters Saturday. "I feel that Kim Jong Un wants to do something great for his people and he has that opportunity and he won't have that opportunity again."

Trump: I'll know if Kim is serious within a minute

  Trump: I'll know if Kim is serious within a minute Donald Trump said he is on a "mission of peace" before leaving the G7 summit for Singapore to meet Kim Jong Un. He told reporters he would "know within a minute" whether Mr Kim is serious about giving up his nuclear weapons, adding that he would not prolong talks if he sensed otherwise.The US leader boarded a plane from Quebec on Saturday ahead of the highly-anticipated meeting with the North Korean leader on Tuesday, leaving G7 leaders early and missing environmental talks.

President Donald Trump said Sunday a US group was in North Korea to design a summit with North Korean pioneer Kim Jong Un, raising.

Final details in place, Trump and Kim agreed to the first face -to- face North Korea-U.S. summit Trump says the U.S. is aiming for "denuclearization" of the entire Korean peninsula, but he has yet to Kim has suspended nuclear and missile tests and put his nuclear program up for negotiation, but

Trump landed in Singapore on Sunday evening, about four hours after Kim arrived in the island city-state. The two are scheduled to meet for the first time Tuesday morning.

Trump's engagement with Kim fulfills the North Korean ruling family's long-unrequited yearning for international legitimacy, itself a substantial concession after more than a generation of U.S. efforts to isolate the country on the global stage.

"It's never been done before," Trump said. "And obviously, what has been done before hasn't worked."

A triumvirate of forces is bringing the meeting to fruition, said Scott Snyder, senior fellow for Korea Studies and director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. He describes the summit as "produced by Kim, directed by (South Korean President Moon Jae-in), and inspired by Trump."

Each man has his motivations: Hard-hitting sanctions and a desire for legitimacy brought Kim to the table. Moon's efforts to avert a potentially catastrophic U.S. first strike pushed Trump and Kim to take a risk. And Trump is the first U.S. president willing to sit-down with Kim with so few concessions, believing his self-professed negotiating prowess will guide him though uncharted diplomatic waters.

Trump warns Kim Jong Un on North Korea summit: 'It's a one-time shot'

  Trump warns Kim Jong Un on North Korea summit: 'It's a one-time shot' President Trump on Saturday expressed optimism about his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but warned that the opportunity for Kim won’t happen again, calling it a “one-time shot.” Trump made his remarks in Charlevoix, Canada, at the end of the G-7 summit in a press conference as he prepared to depart for Singapore where he will meet with Kim on Tuesday to discuss issues such as North Korea denuclearization and an end to the Korean War.Trump expressed hope that the summit would be good for world peace but also for the dictatorship.

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Home » Asia News » Trump says unless NKorea … Trump has said his summit with Kim, with whom he traded bitter insults and threats last year as North Korea conducted nuclear and missile tests , could take place by early June, although the venue has yet to be decided.

Raising expectations in advance of the meeting, Trump said the outcome will depend heavily on his own instincts. The U.S. president said he will know "within the first minute" of meeting Kim whether the North Korean leader is serious about nuclear negotiations.

"I think I'll know pretty quickly whether or not, in my opinion, something positive will happen. And if I think it won't happen, I'm not going to waste my time. I don't want to waste his time," Trump said.

Kim Jong Un © press association Kim Jong Un "This is a leader who really is an unknown personality," Trump added of Kim. "People don't know much about him. I think that he's going to surprise on the upside, very much on the upside."

White House aides described Trump in the days after receiving the initial Kim invitation as being obsessed by visions of winning the Nobel Peace Prize and of using the skills he laid out in his book "The Art of the Deal" to put his mark on the global order.

In recent weeks, though, Trump's enthusiasm has been tempered somewhat by the challenge of deal-making with such an unpredictable opponent. And there are worries from the White House to East Asian allies that Trump's desire for an agreement will lead him to accept any deal — even if it's a bad one.

Kim agrees to put his nukes on summit agenda

  Kim agrees to put his nukes on summit agenda Kim Jong Un will discuss denuclearisation with Donald Trump at their Singapore summit, North Korean state media has confirmed. KCNA said the pair would discuss a "permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism" on the Korean Peninsula and other issues of mutual concern on Tuesday.The report also said Mr Kim was accompanied by his foreign minister Ri Yong Ho, defencee minister No Kwang Chol and his sister Kim Yo Jong.Both parties have both arrived in Singapore ahead of an historic detente between Washington and Pyongyang, who have technically been at war for more than six decades.

Trump has said his summit with Kim, with whom he traded bitter insults and threats last year as North Korea conducted nuclear and missile tests , could take place by early June, although the venue has yet to be decided.

Trump told reporters he hadn't yet read the letter from the North Korean leader and added with a smile, "I may be in for a big surprise, folks." Despite Kim's apparent eagerness for a summit with Trump , there are many doubts that he would fully relinquish his nuclear arsenal, which he may see as his

Trump is dangling before Kim visions of protection, economic investment and even a White House visit, in return for a commitment to abandon his nuclear weapons program. Kim, U.S. officials say, has agreed to put his stockpile of 50 or more weapons on the table for negotiation, but the two countries have offered differing visions of what that would entail.

Despite Kim's apparent eagerness for a summit with Trump, there are doubts that he would fully relinquish his nuclear arsenal, which he may see as the guarantor of his survival.

U.S. defense and intelligence officials have assessed the North to be on the threshold of having the capability to strike anywhere in the continental U.S. with a nuclear-tipped missile — a capacity that Trump and other U.S. officials have said they would not tolerate.

Trump reiterated his promise Saturday that the U.S. "will watch over and we'll protect" Kim and his government in return for him giving up the nuclear program.

A police officer guards the entrance of the international media center Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Singapore ahead of the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) © The Associated Press A police officer guards the entrance of the international media center Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Singapore ahead of the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) With his Singapore summit, Trump is looking to temporarily escape his flaring personal conflicts with key U.S. allies over trade as well as domestic pressure like the swirling Russia probe. Acutely aware of his coverage in the media, Trump has enjoyed how the impending North Korea summit has overshadowed some of the more negative coverage of his tumultuous White House.

Korea sanctions must stay until Kim makes move to give up nukes, says No 10

  Korea sanctions must stay until Kim makes move to give up nukes, says No 10 Downing Street has welcomed the historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore. North Korea must take “concrete” steps towards denuclearisation before benefiting from any relaxation of international sanctions, Downing Street has said.

Trump told reporters he hadn’t yet read the letter from the North Korean leader and added with a smile, “I may be in for a big surprise, folks.” Despite Kim’s apparent eagerness for a summit with Trump , there are many doubts that he would fully relinquish his nuclear arsenal, which he may see as his

Then, it threatened to call off the Singapore summit over Trump ’s insistence that the North give up its weapons. Some worry Trump is overlooking other issues with NKorea June 5, 2018 | 12:41 AM. Tough love or too harsh?

Still, Trump's team has not always been on the same page, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — who has been leading the administration's efforts — more supportive, while the hawkish National Security Adviser John Bolton has been more skeptical. Bolton has been far less visible in the planning process, after a comment he made about favoring the "Libya model" for denuclearization enraged the North Koreans.

Libya gave up its nuclear program at an early stage only to see its longtime dictator overthrown and killed less than a decade later.

En route to Singapore, Trump left behind a trail of diplomatic wreckage as he exited the annual Group of Seven summit Saturday in Quebec, highlighting the extent to which he increasingly keeps his own counsel, eschewing the cautionary advice of aides and confident in his ability to single-handedly attempt to redraw the global order.

In Canada, the U.S. president threatened longtime allies over trade practices at a defiant exit press conference before abruptly withdrawing his endorsement of the group's final joint statement and tweeting that host Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was "weak."

"His message from Quebec to Singapore is that he is going to meld the industrial democracies to his will — and bring back Russia," said Steve Bannon, Trump's former campaign and White House adviser.


The sharp contrast between Trump’s thumbs-up to a dictator and his snub of a US ally .
Today Donald Trump shook hands with Kim Jong Un at the US-North Korea summit in Singapore. The images of Trump glad-handing with Kim—and even giving… © Provided by Quartz U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Canada’'s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a bilateral meeting at the G7 Summit in in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018. In one image, the US president looks glum seated next to Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. He’s looking away, with his hands between his legs, as Trudeau extends a hand.

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