Trump, Kim meet for historic summit in Singapore

Former US basketball star Dennis Rodman- one of the few Westerners to have met the North Korean leader on visits to the capital city of Pyongyang- has arrived in Singapore

Retired US basketball star Dennis Rodman arrives in Singapore

His aides were on Twitter during the journey.0008 And Kim Jong Un is on his way now too.

Predicting a tremendous success of the summit with the DPRK leader, Trump said that it was "an honor" to meet face-to-face with Kim and that he would have "a terrific relationship" with the DPRK leader.

- US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are meeting for a historic summit on Singapore's Sentosa Island.

Ahead of the summit, North Korea rejected unilateral nuclear disarmament. Asked if he'd know if such discussions were planned, Mattis said, "Yeah, I sure would". He has essentially broken North Korea's worldwide isolation.

Pyongyang does appear willing to make some compromises, however.

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We're hopeful that we can achieve that in the two and half years", he stated, adding that there is "a lot of work left to do". In the video, Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un walk down a line of North Korean officials to shake hands.

Mr Kim arrived in Singapore on Sunday.

Wit (@Joel_Wit38), a senior fellow at the Stimson Center and founder of 38 North, joins Here & Now's Robin Young to weigh in on how Trump should approach the negotiations and what North Korea might want out of them. He added that he suspected he "somewhat had something to do with this North Korean situation".

"The circus-like atmosphere might be amusing if the stakes weren't so high", wrote United States campaigning group Human Rights Watch. Trump tweeted on Monday morning.

Reports describing hard pre-summit negotiations at the working level about the contents of a joint communique-even on the most basic question, like what the term "denuclearization" actually means-offer evidence that the result of the Trump-Kim meeting will be modest.

A White House read-out of Trump's meetings with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today did not include mention of a state visit.

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Rodman also told CNN that a White House staffer called the former Celebrity Apprentice contestant to tell him the president was proud of him. "We will see how far we get".

The huddle will come before a larger meeting and a working lunch attended by top advisers to the president and their North Korean counterparts. The summit is scheduled for 9 a.m. local time on Tuesday. As a rule, they would only report on the leader's movements after the event. Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo, now secretary of state, secretly met with Kim shortly afterward, setting in motion the sometimes tense negotiations that led to Monday's meeting at the very highest level.

He said the United States would be satisfied with nothing less than the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula - with verification the key part of any deal.

But in return, Washington would offer "different and unique" guarantees "to provide them sufficient certainty that they can be comfortable that denuclearisation is not something that ends badly for them".

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Prince Harry reportedly responded saying "yes.", before smiling and adding, "When you get into it, I'll tell you more later". She also received some help from Samantha Cohen, an Australian-born palace adviser who has worked closely with the Queen .

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