Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Timeline: Trump's turbulent Twitter commentary on Kim Jong Un

Donald Trump Taunts the 'Haters and Losers' Ahead of Kim Jong-un Summit Timeline: Trump's turbulent Twitter commentary on Kim Jong Un
Faye Gross | 13 June, 2018, 01:20

Mr Trump was optimistic that the talks would prove productive, saying: "We're going to have a great discussion and I think tremendous success".

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.

Presumably they are high-fiving over the successful but by no means guaranteed or likely negotiation of an extremely delicate denuclearization agreement and the deescalated worldwide threat of the mass loss of life through nuclear annihilation.

Trump emerged from that initial meeting to say it was "very, very good" and that he and Kim have an "excellent relationship".

Pompeo said the U.S.is prepared to offer "unique" security guarantees to North Korea to ensure that eliminating its nuclear weapons won't end badly for Kim's regime. "It worked out for both of us far better than anybody could've expected, far better than even anybody would've even predicted". Many criticized the decision to host a lavish lunch with a leader who starves his own people in order to develop a nuclear weapons program. Trump himself was cagey at first, hinting to reporters that negotiations would be ongoing when it came to denuclearization.

Although the breakthrough made at the summit marks just the start of a diplomatic process, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of Northeast Asia. "Very very quickly", he said, without elaboration.

"The fact that leaders from both countries can sit together and have an equal conversation already has significant meaning", Wang said.

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The two leaders are expected to meet with translators for 45 minutes, followed by an expanded bilateral meeting with senior staff.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island, June 12, 2018 in Singapore.

The leaders of North Korea and the USA on Tuesday in Singapore signed a joint declaration reaffirming Pyongyang's commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, and committing Washington to security guarantees in return. "And it's my honour and we will have a terrific relationship I have no doubt".

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.

About 5,000 journalists are in Singapore for the occasion, but only a handful of American and North Korean reporters and photographers were permitted at the venue when the two leaders greet each other. They then had a working lunch (prawn cocktail, Korean stuffed cucumber and beef ribs were on the menu) before taking a quick stroll through the hotel's grounds.

Following initial comments to reporters, Trump and Kim went into a private meeting accompanied exclusively by their translators, then a larger meeting with aides to both men, and finally a working lunch.

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