Sightseeing and selfies: Kim Jong Un tours Singapore

Sightseeing and selfies: Kim Jong Un tours Singapore

Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday after a blow-up over trade with other members of the Group of Seven major industrialised nations in Canada.

Mr Trump withdrew the USA from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which the Obama administration had reached with Iran, Britain, France, Germany, China and Russian Federation.

Worsening the prospect is that sanction relief is a complicated process as stakeholders are involved - such as US Congress, its allies and the global community.

Mr Trump has announced the restoration of USA sanctions, while European leaders are trying to preserve the deal.

A North Korean team came to Singapore ahead of his arrival to check the hotels and also met local officials, reports The Straits Times.

He also posed for a selfie with Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan.

A South Korean parliamentary source said negotiators from both countries "were debating over whether to put [the term] CVID" in the joint communique to be released after the summit.

News photographers captured photos of the broad, two-page agreement, which was not immediately released by the White House.

- Trump met Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, as Kim did on Sunday, was feted at lunch with an early birthday celebration (his birthday is June 14), and then went back to his hotel, the swanky Shangri-La.

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The United States is willing to offer North Korea "unique" security guarantees if it embarks on "complete verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday".

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who rarely ventures outside his isolated country, visited tourist sites on Singapore's waterfront on Monday, hours before a historic summit with US President Donald Trump.

One dispatch by the Korean Central News Agency said North Korea and the USA would exchange "wide-ranging and profound views" on establishing new relations, building a "permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism", achieving denuclearisation and "other issues of mutual concern, as required by the changed era".

Those points were echoed in Monday's media coverage, which stressed that the talks with Trump would be focused on forging a relationship that is more in tune with what it called changing times - most likely meaning the North's new status as a nuclear weapons state - its desire for a mechanism to ensure a lasting a durable peace on the Korean Peninsula and, finally, denuclearization.

Another historic meeting, between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, has already promised renewed diplomatic engagement on the peninsula.

The North may see a treaty - and its presumed safety assurances from Washington - as its best way of preserving the Kim family dynasty.

The summit - the first ever between a sitting American president and North Korea's leader - was to kick off at 9 a.m., the White House said. As one of the North's state mouthpieces indicated, Pyongyang wants to find effective ways to end America's hostilities through normalization of ties, establishment of a peace regimen and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Shortly after a group of suited North Korean diplomats set out from their Singapore hotel on Monday for talks with US officials on the eve of a historic summit, a bigger group of North Koreans headed out in summery shirts for some shopping.

Seoul does believe, they added, that it will be possible to achieve the goal "at any time" if a favorable environment emerges from the DPRK-U.S. summit. Top State Department officials can be seen strolling through the lobby.

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