Dennis Rodman to Travel to Singapore for North Korea Summit

Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan welcomes North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan welcomes North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

The trip to Singapore - nearly 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers) south of Pyongyang - represents Kim's farthest trip from home since taking power after his father's death in 2011.

Given the uncertainty and the constant back and forth, there has been much speculation the world over about the possible outcomes of the Trump-Kim meeting, especially about whether Pyongyang would agree to complete denuclearisation.

That format seems to favor Trump, who said he would be able to size up his North Korean counterpart's intentions in the first moments of their highly anticipated meeting.

"We've got a very interesting meeting in particular tomorrow", Trump said at a luncheon with the Singapore prime minister on Monday.

If things fall apart, it could be because "Trump presents Kim with a hard-and-fast binary choice: relinquish nuclear weapons and live in peace and prosperity, or cling to them and risk the impoverishment of your people and the safety of your regime", Haas said. China and South Korea would have to sign off on any legal treaty. Trump descended from Air Force One into the steamy Singapore night, greeting officials and declaring he felt "very good" before being whisked away to his hotel via a route lined with police and photo-snapping onlookers.

"The ultimate objective we seek with diplomacy with North Korea has not changed".

After that secretive summit, Bolton angered North Korea when he compared the country's path to denuclearization to Libya's, leading experts to believe the hawkish security adviser was trying to sabotage the talks.

The first meeting between the two leaders is scheduled for Tuesday at 9 a.m. Singapore time - Monday at 9 p.m.

A report by the Korea Central News Agency said the summit would have "wide-ranging and profound talks" and noted that it is being held "under the great attention and expectation of the whole world".

He said Iran views Mr Trump and the U.S. with "great pessimism", saying they are known for "quitting treaties and violating their commitments".

US President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during his visit to The Istana, the official residence of the prime minister, in Singapore on June 11, 2018.

Kim has shown surprising diplomatic skills in his meetings with overseas leaders this year. But on the eve of the summit, he altered his schedule, opting to return at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday after a full day of meetings with Kim - nearly 15 hours earlier than previously anticipated.

Larry Kudlow, Trump's economic adviser, said Sunday on CNN that Trudeau's criticism had damaged Trump's prestige before the summit - and that's why Trump reacted so strongly. "We'd start at least a dialogue", Trump told reporters as he departed the G-7 summit in Quebec, Canada. And he won't have that opportunity again.

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