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It wasn't immediately clear what specific progress, if any, had been made in preliminary discussions between USA and North Korean officials in the run-up to the Tuesday summit. "The world will see a major change". "I do want to point out that earlier, as you know sometimes on live TV sometimes you don't always say things perfectly", she said.

"We are hopeful this summit will have set the conditions for future successful talks", Pompeo said on Monday evening.

As the leaders sat down, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted photos showing the USA and North Korean delegations meeting in a separate room where they watched a video feed showing Kim and Trump together.

The two leaders are expected to meet alone, with a pair of translators, for about 45 minutes.

On Tuesday, KCNA wrote of Kim: "Enjoying a nocturnal bird's-eye view of the city on the observation platform of the Marina Bay Sands building, he said Singapore is clean and attractive and every building is stylish as he heard of in the past, adding he is going to learn a lot from the good knowledge and experience of Singapore in various fields in the future". At the time, the Koreans faced criticism for essentially kicking the issue of North Korea's nuclear arsenal down the road to Tuesday's Trump-Kim summit.

Donald Trump arrived in Singapore directly from Quebec, Canada after attending G7 summit on Sunday. Kim did not respond to shouted questions about whether he will give up his country's nuclear weapons.

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In 2009, former President Bill Clinton met with Kim's father, Kim Jong Il, however not as the sitting USA president. "I think you're going to find this different", Trump said.

Critics of the summit leapt at the handshake and the moonlight stroll Kim took Monday night along the glittering Singapore waterfront, saying it was further evidence that Trump was helping legitimize Kim on the world stage as an equal of the USA president. Believe it. We are here!

Kim Jong-un has committed to the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula" in a document signed with Donald Trump, following momentous talks between the pair in Singapore. He told reporters he thinks he will know nearly immediately whether a deal can be made, saying: "I will know, just my touch, my feel".

Another individual wrote: "When Freudian slip is intentional and all pretence of subtlety is openly mocked as diplomacy".

The broad agreement was light on specifics, largely reiterating previous public statements and past commitments. The nuclear umbrella that the USA has over South Korea, that is meant to protect it from any missile strikes from the North.




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