What have Trump and Kim signed up to in historic meeting?

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Entering their meeting, Trump said that he "feels really great".

"It's gonna be a great discussion and I think tremendous success", Trump said.

While Trump and Kim search each other's eyes and words for signs of trust or deceit, the rest of the world will be watching, hoping that somehow these two unpredictable leaders can find a way to defuse one of the planet's most unsafe flashpoints. This is it? This is, well, pathetic given that the USA president was personally involved.

The stagecraft was highly choreographed, but the results of the talks are still unknown: Both mercurial men entered the summit claiming to support "denuclearization of the Korean peninsula", but neither has defined what that means, or what it will take to get there.

The former basketball star Dennis Rodman, the American who has spent the most time with Kim, was interviewed by CNN about the summit and broke down in tears.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday in Singapore. "We will have a terrific relationship".

Mr. Kim replied, in translated comments captured by cameras: "The past worked as fetters on our limbs, and the old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles on our way forward".

After a handshake, they were soon smiling and holding each other by the arm, before Trump guided Kim to the library where they held a meeting with only their interpreters.

The video portrayed North Korea abandoning its nuclear weapons and being able to adopt Western-style markets, transportation systems and joining South Korea in the modern era.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks along the Jubillee bridge during a tour of some of the sights on June 11, 2018, in Singapore.

Kim spent the day out of view, but was reportedly going on an evening tour of attractions on the city's waterfront, a source familiar with the plan told Reuters. He gave no answer.

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Kim said he will "cooperate with President Trump to resolve the challenges ahead" and to overcome the skepticism and speculations about their summit.

As I recently wrote, while certain sanctions on North Korea are discretionary, a key 2016 law specifically obligates the president to sanction people and entities complicit in human rights abuses in North Korea - not just those involved in weapons proliferation - and the Trump administration legally can't suspend sanctions more broadly unless North Korea implements key human rights reforms. "Did Kim Jong-un just make a vague Iron Sky reference?"

He said about half of the cost is for security.

In May, North Korean state media said of Mr. Bolton: "We do not hide our feeling of repugnance towards him".

They walked outside together after the lunch, stopping briefly to look at the USA president's special limousine.

The language used around the denuclearisation clause is thought to favour North Korea's view that the entire Korean Peninsula needs to denuclearise, likely including United States forces in South Korea.

More officials took part in the working lunch, with the additional participants on the USA side, including White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, National Security Council Senior Director for Asia Matt Pottinger, and senior diplomat Sung Kim, who has led substantive talks with Pyongyang into the summit. He suggested, however, that more talks will be needed.

Photographs of the agreement signed by both leaders, who have now left Sentosa, reveal Kim Jong-un "reaffirmed his unwavering commitment" to denuclearisation adding the "world will see a major change". I asked him, I said I have something to say from North Korea, and he brushed me off.

South Korean news agency, Yonhap reported that Kim said in English, "Nice to meet you, Mr. President". "If the U.S. can agree to the three things, they would be willing for a conversation", Rodman recalled.

The hope is Mr. Kim will then, in the spirit of amity, sign on to the much tougher work of abandoning his nuclear arms.

North Korea appears to appreciate its tourism potential.

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