Singapore hotel offers 250 free Trump-Kim burgers to celebrate summit

Trump leaving summit with North Korea early as talks go quicker than planned

Trump leaving summit with North Korea early as talks go quicker than planned

President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un commit to implement the stipulations in this joint statement fully and expeditiously.

On his stroll, Kim had been briefed on urban development plans.

Trump on Tuesday said that the drills cost the USA a lot of money.

He sought to brush off questions that his appearance with Kim legitimizes his dictatorship, with some citing a video played for reporters prior to the start of the press conference that the president said he gifted to Kim in an attempt to show him the bright future available to his country.

"I also think I'll know if it's going to happen fast - it may not, but I'll know pretty quickly whether or not in my opinion something positive will happen".

Nor was there any reference to finally signing a peace treaty.

The U.S. President earlier promised that "working together ... we will get it done".

But what he meant was unclear, as was the ability of the two sides to achieve a meaningful agreement toward denuclearization on the Korean peninsula.

Trump and Kim may well end up branding tomorrow's summit a success.

Trump, who had insisted he would know "within the first minute" if Kim was serious about denuclearization, said he "felt really great" and that it was his "honor" to meet with the North Korean dictator. It will be tremendously successful. We had a terrific day and we learned a lot about each other and our countries'.

Mr. Kim replied, in translated comments captured by cameras: "The past worked as fetters on our limbs, and the old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles on our way forward".

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he "could hardly sleep last night" in anticipation of the meeting and expressed hope for "complete denuclearization and peace". He gave no answer.

Asked whether he would invite Kim to the White House, Trump said: "Absolutely, I will".

The meeting, long sought by Pyongyang, will be the first ever between a serving United States president and a North Korean leader, and will focus on the nuclear bombs and ballistic missiles the North has spent decades developing. "And that it's Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un makes it feel like we've gone through the looking-glass".

"Hoo Chiew-Ping, an expert on Korean security affairs at the National University of Malaysia says that there is a possibility that both leaders may not have come to terms with what constitutes 'denuclearisation".

The leaders will meet on Tuesday on the resort island of Sentosa and talks are expected to centre on ending the North's nuclear weapons and missile programmes in return for diplomatic and economic incentives.

He said this was again a "subtle gesture" from Trump to gain sympathy, with gentle touches to the North Korean's shoulder and back.

Trump said in his press conference that USA sanctions against North Korea will remain in effect as the country takes steps to dismantle its nuclear program.

US President Donald Trump thanked Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for Singapore's hospitality and friendship, as he acknowledged the Republic's role in hosting the summit with North Korea today.

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