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Kim has a 'one-time shot'

Kim has a 'one-time shot'

Another Pyongyang report quoting Kim Yong-nam, the nominal head of state, as telling leader Kim to achieve outstanding outcomes from the summit with the USA has also drawn attention.

Mr Lee also complimented the bold and admirable decision by Mr Kim and Mr Trump to come together for Tuesday's summit.

Dressed in identical in black suits, with lapel badges of former North Korean leaders, the two, flanked by Singapore police, were busy getting into the best position for Kim's arrival, setting up cameras in the middle of the cordoned-off road.

The Singaporean authorities have designated the sites related to the summit as the special event areas from Sunday through Thursday.

"From our point of view, it's important that the meeting take place, and that the meeting sets developments on a new trajectory ― one that will be conducive to the security and stability of the region", he said. Japan also been pressing Trump to force the North to release Japanese abductees seized years ago, Japanese officials have said, although Trump has given little indication that's a high priority for his summit.

Trump hopes the landmark talks will kick-start a process that eventually see Kim give up his nuclear weapons in an irreversible manner that can be verified internationally.

"On the North Korean side, a meeting with a sitting US president is in itself a victory for Kim Jong-un, as previous USA administrations have always held back this diplomatic concession".

The meeting was briefly canceled by Trump.

"President Trump last month briefly called off this summit and he has repeatedly threatened to walk out if he doesn't believe the negotiations are serious". Asked by a reporter how he felt about the summit, Trump said: "Very good".

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But in their joint appearance, the mercurial U.S. president also displayed his instinct to make the sensitive, technical diplomatic effort into a dramatic world-stopping event.

Trump, speaking in Canada on Saturday, said any agreement at the summit would be "spur of the moment", underscoring the uncertain outcome of what he called a "mission of peace".

"The entire world is watching the historic summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the United States of America, and thanks to your honest efforts. we were able to complete the preparations for the historic summit", Kim told Lee through an interpreter.

Like the real-life leaders, fake Kim and Trump are no strangers to controversies of their own. The US and North Korean flags appear in the background, and the trio stand above the word "UNITE" in large capital letters.

"We will have seen each other".

Key gaps remain over what denuclearization would entail for two countries that have been enemies since the 1950-1953 Korean War, and the officials were trying to push the agenda forward before their leaders meet on Tuesday. Ambiguity about exactly what "denuclearization" must look like has left some wringing their hands, while others fear he may yield on a longtime North Korean wish that the USA withdraw some or all of its military presence on the Korean Peninsula.

"The picture that emerged from literally dozens of interviews bears a striking similarity with the man he has emerged into today", a source who spoke to Axios said.

Welcomed Chairman Kim Jong Un, who has just arrived in Singapore. Just meeting with Trump will also give Kim recognition as the leader of a "normal" country and as an equal of the U.S. leader.

Trump initially touted the potential for a grand bargain with North Korea to rid itself of a nuclear missile programme that has advanced rapidly to threaten the United States, insisting he would swiftly achieve what previous U.S. administrations have failed to do.