Trump Optimistic as Kim Summit at Hand

Trump Optimistic as Kim Summit at Hand

He flew into Singapore late Monday to be present for the historic first summit between the two leaders.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters earlier Monday that the U.S.is "prepared to make security assurances" for North Korea if it denuclearizes.

Trump also said he and Kim had discussed human rights briefly.

President Trump is in Singapore to meet one on one with the rogue nation's leader in what could be a historic summit that could finally end the nearly 70-year-old Korean War.

Setting out the United States position before the summit, Pompeo stressed that the Trump administration would only accept complete denuclearisation of the North.

This would include expanding access to foreign investment and other economic opportunities for North Korea.

The main goals of the summit, Pompeo said, are establishing diplomatic relations with North Korea and the termination of the North Korean nuclear program.

With about twelve hours to go until his historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un left the St.Regis Hotel at around 9PM, local time, taking a tour around the city-state's tourist hotspots. Trump was asked why he didn't get a commitment from Kim for complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement, or CVID.

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"Trump spoke yesterday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan".

She said the summit comes ahead of the 68th anniversary of the Korean War, which began June 25, 1950.

"[Trump] has made it clear that, if Kim Jong-un denuclearizes, there is a brighter future for North Korea".

However, an administration official told Fox News that Kim Jong Un's aides informed White House officials that the North Korean delegation planned to leave Singapore on Tuesday afternoon.

Mr Kim and Mr Trump are staying in separate hotels, not far from each other, and security is high across the area.

Trump will hold a press conference for the journalists after the meeting.

Trump and Kim are set to meet at 9 a.m. Singapore time, or 9 p.m.in Washington, D.C., at the Capella resort on Singapore's Sentosa Island.

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