President Trump Takes the Reigns in Historic Meeting with Kim Jong

President Trump Takes the Reigns in Historic Meeting with Kim Jong

Donald Trump. (AAP) Kim Jong-un.

On Tuesday, while all other global networks went live with Kim and Trump's first handshake and opening remarks at their meeting, the official Korean Central Television remained blank, choosing not to break with its usual broadcast schedule that usually begins five hours later.

With a handshake scheduled for 9 a.m., Trump and Kim and their translators will meet first in a session that could stretch up to two hours before they allow their respective advisers to join them, said the USA official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about internal deliberations and insisted on anonymity.

"I can only say this", Pompeo said.

"There will be challenges ahead", Kim said, but he vowed to work with Trump.

"Working together we will get it taken care of", Trump told reporters before the extended format meeting began.

The event-specific symbol features what appears to be a high-five between a hand representing the USA president and one representing the North Korean dictator known for executing his political enemies and exiling large swaths of his nation to prison camps, where they face starvation and torture.

In the past few weeks, Trump has repeatedly said that he would simply walk out of the meeting with Chairman Kim, if he sensed that North Korea was not serious in denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

It was a day of pleasantries, but little public substance.

USA and North Korean officials huddled throughout Monday at the Ritz-Carlton hotel, outlining specific goals for what the leaders should try to accomplish and multiple scenarios for resolving key issues, a senior U.S official said, adding that the meetings were also an ice breaker of sorts, allowing the teams to get better acquainted after decades of minimal contact between their nations. "We're going to have a great discussion, I think, a tremendous success, this will be tremendously successful".

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Trump spoke only briefly in public on Monday, forecasting a "nice" outcome.

But 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.

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman launched into an emotional monologue on CNN as President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday.

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The Rodong Sinmun, the mouthpiece of the Workers' Party, also featured his departure in a full-color two-page spread, declaring on the front page that he was leaving in a Chinese plane for a "historic summit" with the U.S. president. The former National Basketball Association player visited Pyongyang five times since the North Korean leader took charge. "We will be fine!" But North Korea kicked out the inspectors after the Bush administration accused it of cheating.

David Rothkopf, a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, likened the event to Trump's old reality television show.

It's unclear what Trump and Kim might decide Tuesday.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has played matchmaker in recent months and held his own summit with Kim in April, delayed a weekly Cabinet meeting to watch the historic handshake.

As for Singapore, the White House said Trump was leaving early because negotiations had moved "more quickly than expected" but gave no details. The U.S. president turns 72 on June 14.

The meeting is set to take place Tuesday morning (Monday evening Washington time), when the leaders will talk one-on-one.

North Korea granted such access as part of a Clinton-era diplomatic deal and agreed to freeze its nuclear material production. This week, the president said he looked forward to getting to know his new negotiating partner.

Kim Yo Jong gained notoriety at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. The two countries remain technically at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice instead of a peace treaty.

Both leaders expressed optimism about their talks, yet each said they are prepared to walk out if things don't go well. Previous reports had suggested Trump would leave on Wednesday.

Described by his critics as a mini-Stalin, Kim has been on something of a charm offensive in Singapore since arriving Sunday.

Trump entered the Kim summit less than a week after an acrimonious G-7 meeting in which he and longtime American allies argued about trade policy.

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 risky flashpoints.

Still, they said, the initial Trump-Kim summit could at least yield an agreement to keep negotiating.

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