Sunday, 24 June, 2018

Kim Jong-un's Flight to Singapore a Precision Maneuver

Flight from Pyongyang lands in Singapore ahead of North Korean leader’s arrival Trump, Kim arrive in Singapore ahead of high-stakes summit
Jay Anderson | 11 June, 2018, 09:38

Donald Trump has not held back in his dealings with North Korea but a body language expert has warned him to avoid some cultural blunders during Tuesday's summit.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC asked his Democratic colleagues Sunday to join him in supporting military force against North Korea if the upcoming meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un doesn't end in an agreement.

The pictures of Mr Kim sashaying into the office of the Singaporean prime minister, accompanied by aides in the same trademark oversized military hats.

After his remarks, Trump headed to the Canadian air base at Bagotville by helicopter before boarding Air Force One and setting off for Singapore, where he was scheduled to arrive late Sunday.

Officials who arrived with Trump include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

US President Donald Trump trusts his deal-making intuition to prepare for talks with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

The BBC report, quoting US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, stated that North Korea will "receive relief" from the grip of United Nations sanctions only when steps to denuclearization are taken. Trump has also raised the possibility of further summits and an agreement ending the Korean War by replacing the armistice signed in 1953 with a peace treaty.

US and North Korean officials are set to meet in Singapore to make final preparations for the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.




The meeting was kicking off at 9 a.m. Tuesday with a handshake between Trump and Kim. At the G7 summit in Canada and in the hours afterward, Trump railed against trade practices that he described as unfair and said he'd given USA representatives instructions to rescind an agreement to official communique that outlined a mutual plan to ensure "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade".

Later, Kim met with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at Lee's office in the sprawling palace known as the Istana.

Both leaders have arrived in Singapore in preparation for their much anticipated, historic first encounter.

North Korean state media has confirmed that the leaders of North Korea and the U.S. will focus on ensuring permanent peace and a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula in Singapore.

Trump, who is staying in a separate hotel, the Shangri-La, is due to meet Lee on Monday. Again accusing the longtime U.S. ally of unfair trade practices, Trump added: "Then Justin acts hurt when called out!"

"It's about attitude", Trump said.

The 22-year-old American student was detained in North Korea for 17 months and was returned to his family "with severe brain damage and in a nonresponsive state" last June.

A dispatch by the state-run Korean Central News Agency says Kim and Trump will exchange "wide-ranging and profound views" on establishing a new relationship, the issue of building a "permanent and durable peace mechanism" and realizing the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. In return for safeguards and potential economic help, Trump demanded "complete, verifiable and irreversible" destruction of North Korea's nukes.

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