Final preparations under way for Trump-Kim summit

Trump-Kim summit could be one of many

Alluding to the North's concerns that giving up its nuclear weapons could surrender its primary deterrent to forced regime change, Pompeo told reporters that the US was prepared to take action to provide North Korea with "sufficient certainty" that denuclearization "is not something that ends badly for them".

Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown reports from Singapore.

Trump will attempt to secure a deal for full denuclearization of the Korean peninsula with Kim.

"From our point of view it's important that the meeting take place, and that the meeting sets developments on a new trajectory - one that will be conducive to the security and stability of the region", he said.

The North Korean autocrat's every move will be followed by 3,000 journalists who have converged on Singapore, and by gawkers around the world, up until he shakes hands with Trump on Tuesday.

A jet carrying Kim landed hours earlier.

So how should Trump communicate with Kim?

In a recent Instagram post, Rodman shared a photo of himself posing with Trump, calling the president "one of the best negotiators of all time".

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested U.S. sanctions and other global pressure will continue until North Korea takes steps toward denuclearization.

Preliminary meetings have already begun.

Since his election as president in November 2018, several media houses have been vehement critics of the United States president and his policies-unswayed by his constant "FAKE NEWS" attacks-and they made no exception with their comments on the Trump-Kim meeting. Trump had previously said the talks might extend beyond the first day.

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Kim is expected to stay at the St Regis hotel and Trump at the Shangri-La, both in the Tanglin area in downtown Singapore.

So, in this respect at least, it seems this historic summit is no different than Kim's other excursions.

Officers combed the city on Sunday, from the old colonial section to the modern skyscrapers to the hotel on nearby Sentosa island where Trump and Kim will actually meet.

Now, they were here, on the streets of a hypermodern Southeast Asian financial hub, hustling into position outside a luxury 5-star hotel just beyond a pedestrian-filled, upscale shopping corridor.

Still, some Singaporeans are getting into the swing of things.

The historic summit's agenda is shrouded in mystery as neither leader officially announced his position. 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".

At a press conference earlier on Sunday, Loong said that the summit cost approximately $20 million, which is a price the Singapore was "willing to pay". The president also refused to sign a G-7 joint statement pledging cooperation.

It is no easy task. "The 'plus" refers to discussions on ending the Korean War". Positive results would do away with the need for South Korea to have to choose between "solidarity with the US" and stability in the Korean peninsula.

Exuding confidence, Trump said he has done relatively little formal preparation.

"North Korea has been preparing for this meeting for this meeting for 45 years", he said.

"I think within the first minute I'll know", Trump said. "Just my touch, my feel". "I look forward to meeting him and have a feeling that this one-time opportunity will not be wasted". "And he has that opportunity, and he won't have that opportunity again".

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