Published: Fri, June 15, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

US Guarantees Unique Security to North Korea for Denuclearization

US Guarantees Unique Security to North Korea for Denuclearization

Questions about troop levels arose after USA officials repeatedly said the Trump administration isn't pursuing regime change in North Korea and is willing to offer undefined security guarantees to Kim's regime.

The huddle will come before a larger meeting and a working lunch attended by top advisers to the president and their North Korean counterparts.

Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan also tweeted a picture of them going "jalan-jalan", a local term meaning to go out for a walk, in the Gardens by the Bay park. They say they want US hostile policy lifted - that means recognizing them as a country, it means diplomatic relations, it means dealing with their security concerns, and that means ending the Korean War with a peace treaty.

Rodman has faced ridicule and criticism for his trips to North Korea, which some USA politicians and activists view as serving only as fodder for North Korean propaganda. Trump briefly called off the summit a few weeks ago before agreeing again to the meeting.

Kim says through an interpreter that it "was not easy to get here" and that there "were obstacles but we overcame them to be here". "We think this is both necessary and appropriate", he said.

White House officials say that Rodman has no official role for the summit, and Trump has said that Rodman was not invited to the meeting.

Trump and Kim made history on Tuesday holding a summit in Singapore. Carrying with them hopes to end seven decades of hostility and the threat of a nuclear confrontation, the meeting between the two firebrand leaders will be watched closely by people across the world.

"This is one of the misconceptions about North Korea, that it's this hermit kingdom that's been static for the past 30, 40 years".

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman openly wept on television in a live interview from Singapore as President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met for the first time.

Mr Trump spoke only briefly in public on Monday, forecasting a "nice" outcome. "We are here after overcoming all these", said Kim.

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