Honest, direct and productive meet with North Korean leader, says US President

Honest, direct and productive meet with North Korean leader, says US President

After shaking hands again with Kim in front of the cameras, Trump gave a thumbs-up before starting the first meeting between an incumbent us president and a DPRK leader.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore. Trump said at a press conference that he will be ending joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea.

President Trump is expected to meet separately with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday.

Responding to a query whether he would invite Kim to the White House, the US President said: "Absolutely, I will".

Moon, whose earlier meetings with Kim had paved the way for the Singapore summit, smiled and applauded alongside his cabinet ministers as they watched live-streamed scenes from the summit at the presidential Blue House.

"Very good, very good". Trump: "He is very talented".

The Trump-Kim summit is the first between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader.

After greeting each other, the two leaders planned to sit for a one-on-one meeting that a USA official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said could last up to two hours, with only translators joining them.

We wonder whether they were comparing portable toilets because we know Kim Jong-un takes one everywhere.

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Trump said Tuesday after meeting Kim that he's feeling "really great". "I join all the people in ardently aspiring for the success of the summit to bring complete denuclearization and peace to us".

But North Korea's complete denuclearization is "the only outcome that the United States will accept", Pompeo said, and sanctions will not be lifted until that happens.

Members of the U.S. delegation, including USA secretary of state Mike Pompeo, right, and John Bolton, national security adviser, left, and North Korean advisers watch a television screen showing the meeting.

The North Korean leader then traveled to the St. Regis Hotel - where he will be staying for the duration of the visit - in his armored limousine, which arrived on a separate flight.

The president said North Korea has a sizable nuclear arsenal and that Kim knows its details and capabilities very well.

The U.S. will move to tighten the punishing measures if diplomacy fails, he added.

President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary summit Tuesday with lofty promises by the American president to take care of a "very unsafe problem" and Kim forecasting "major change for the world".

Many analysts have suggested that the discussion about denuclearization means very different things to North Koreans than it does to American officials.