Unprecedented security measures likely to surround Kim at summit

10 June, 2018, 11:04 | Author: Orlando Hughes
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"People don't know much about him".

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2018...

Trump insisted Saturday that the meeting was not contentious, saying that his relationships with allies remained strong, but continued to say that the USA had been "taken advantage of for decades and decades" on trade. For years Trump has complained about the US bearing too much of the burden for other countries' security, and as president he's sought to pull troops from Syria and other locations. "And if I think it won't happen, I'm not going to waste my time, I'm not going to waste his time".

Beijing, the North's only major ally and key economic lifeline, is also ready for a peace agreement, according to William Overholt, an Asia expert and senior fellow at Harvard University, and could "come down very hard on the North" if Pyongyang refuses to abandon its nukes despite potential USA offers of a peace treaty, security guarantees, diplomatic recognition and economic assistance. He cited Trudeau's comments as a reason to withdraw from the G-7's official statement, underscoring the unpredictable nature of negotiations with the American president.

The president said Saturday he has "a clear objective" for the "mission of peace" and nuclear summit in Singapore - to convince Kim to completely abandon North Korea's arsenal of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. A Nobel Peace Prize for Trump may also be on the line.

"Even if they cheat on handing over nuclear weapons, possibly cheat on freezing uranium production, there can be a certain amount of cheating and we can still be better off", Kristof says.

In his tweet, Trump seemed to suggest that Kim would have one chance to prove his seriousness about denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, implying that North Korea has a "one-time opportunity" to seek peace with the United States.

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"Within the first minute I'll know", he said. But then Trump did a quick pivot, signalling nearly immediately after scrapping the meeting that he was open to going ahead with it after all.

On the preparations so far, Mr Lee said: "They've (SAF, police, MCI) done a good job, not just their own pieces but being able to put in all together and to integrate and coordinate". (Carlos Barria/Reuters) North Korea handing over its nuclear weapons, however, is nearly certainly not going to happen at this meeting.

"Under eight years of the former President [Barack] Obama - his weak and feckless leadership - Kim Jong Un's actions became progressively more aggressive and more hostile", he said Friday.

US President Donald Trump has assessed highly North Korea's efforts to prepare for the upcoming US-North Korea summit.

The Chinese-Australian told Bloomberg News he had been held by immigration authorities for two hours at Changi Airport after returning to the city-state ahead of the meetings, being warned to stay away from venues for the summit.

He found signs of anti-American sentiment everywhere - from menacing billboards showing missiles raining down on Washington, to militarized cartoon characters on the walls at daycare centres - all depicting the U.S.as North Korea's mortal enemy. For decades, if a potential deal with North Korea looked too good to be true, it nearly certainly was.

On Thursday, Singapore's government said it would temporarily lift United Nations -related sanctions it had imposed against trade with North Korea from Saturday to help facilitate preparations for the unprecedented summit.

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