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US News Kim agrees to put his nukes on summit agenda

08:51  11 june  2018
08:51  11 june  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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.

The report also said Mr Kim was accompanied by his foreign minister Ri Yong Ho, defence minister No Kwang Chol and his sister Kim Yo Jong. The US president flew there from a fractious G7 summit , which he threw into disarray after leaving by pulling out of an agreed communique and accusing

The summits in 2000 and 2007 were held in North Korea. A woman puts a sign bearing messages wishing for peace in the two Koreas on a map of the Korean Peninsula in Seoul, South Korea, April 26, 2018. Kim will travel with an official delegation that includes his sister, Kim Yo Jong

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump have arrived in Singapore ahead of Tuesday's summit © Getty Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump have arrived in Singapore ahead of Tuesday's summit 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: 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.

The North Korean leader's nuclear arsenal might make him appear stronger but he must deliver economic growth to preserve his rule. Top Stories. Kim agrees to put his nukes on summit agenda .

During the conversation Kim also reportedly told Jae-in that he would allow journalists and experts from the U.S. and South Korea into his country to observe the Trump has recently surrounded himself with a hawkish foreign policy team whose views appear to be at odds with his current conciliatory agenda .

The talks will be the first between a US and North Korean leader and will mark a sharp turnaround in the status of Mr Kim from international pariah to global player.

Just a few months ago, he and Mr Trump had been at loggerheads - trading insults and threats over Pyongyang's nuclear missile programme.

Related: What are potential implications of the North Korea summit? (Fox News)


Asked by a reporter how he is feeling about the summit after touching down, Mr Trump said: "Very good."

Mr Trump arrived aboard Air Force One just a few hours after Mr Kim, who has only publicly left his country three times since taking power back in 2011.

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.

Trump wants to put the past behind, especially knowing that Putin has no intent of returning Crimea to Ukraine anytime soon. Trump insisted before that any summit to take place Kim must be willing to disarm his nukes and ballistic missiles.

Last month, Trump abruptly agreed to a summit with Kim South Korean president Moon Jae-in also played a major role , putting to rest fears of “ Korea But many observers believe Kim will never give up his nukes , seeing them as essential to his regime’s survival, and noted that agreeing to suspend

His visit to Singapore is his longest trip overseas as head of state.

Mr Kim met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shortly after landing and said Singapore's role would be recorded in history if the summit was a success.

Mr Trump has said he will "know within a minute" if the North Korean leader is serious.

Kim Jong Un will discuss denuclearisation with Donald Trump at their Singapore summit, North Korean state media has confirmed. © getty Kim Jong Un will discuss denuclearisation with Donald Trump at their Singapore summit, North Korean state media has confirmed. The White House has claimed credit for bringing Mr Kim to the table through a concerted campaign of tough economic sanctions, diplomatic efforts and the threat of military action.

Analysts believe Mr Kim's engagement is aimed at getting the US to ease crippling sanctions that have squeezed his poverty-stricken country.

He will also see a victory in having secured recognition and a seat at the negotiating table with the head of the world's leading superpower.

The on-off nature of the meeting means Singapore, which was chosen due to its history of holding high-profile summits and because it is seen as a secure location, has had just two full weeks to prepare.

The US president flew there from a fractious G7 summit, which he threw into disarray after leaving by pulling out of an agreed communique and accusing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of being "dishonest and weak".

India refuses to endorse China’s Belt and Road Initiative in SCO summit statement .
India refuses to endorse China’s Belt and Road Initiative in SCO summit statementIndia was the only country on Sunday not to endorse a high-profile Chinese project in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) at the end of the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Qingdao even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed that New Delhi’s priority was connectivity with the neighbourhood and between the SCO countries.

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