Trump Optimistic as Kim Summit at Hand

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Preview Of Nuclear Talks Between Donald Trump And Kim Jong Un

Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump gathered in Singapore on Tuesday for a historic meeting widely expected to open a new chapter in their countries' relations.

When asked if removing US troops from South Korea is one the topics that is on the agenda for the president's meeting with Kim, Mattis replied: "I don't know".

For the first time on Sunday, North Korean state TV announced details of Kim's schedule in Singapore, describing the summit as "historic" and saying Kim would be exchanging "wide-ranging and profound views" with President Trump.

Pompeo told reporters the event should set the framework for "the hard work that will follow", insisting that North Korea has to move toward complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.

"Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Ambassador Sung Kim, and National Security Council Senior Director for Asia Matt Pottinger will join for the working lunch", the representatives of the press office added.

"Just now, a very, very big moment in history. and a long, long way to go", Mr Rudd tweeted.

President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and honest exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new US-DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.

The expanded meeting came after the one-on-one session between Kim and Trump, which the USA leader described as "very, very good". Some have criticized Trump for holding the meeting, claiming that he is giving legitimacy to a murderous dictator and that he agreed to a meeting before North Korea gave any real concessions.

After the Trump-Kim summit, the Ministry of External Affairs said: "India welcomes the United States-DPRK summit held in Singapore".

On why he thinks it is a win-win for Kim Jong Un: Look he's been able to do something neither his father nor grandfather could do which is get a sit down with the President of the United States. Moon says the hostility "cannot be solved at once by a single meeting between the leaders". He has essentially broken North Korea's worldwide isolation. He says, "We're going to have a great discussion and a terrific relationship".

President Donald Trump blowing out a candle on his birthday cake.

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