Amid an uncertain outcome, US President Donald Trump and North Korean premier Kim Jong-Un is set to hold the first-ever meeting between leaders of the two countries on Tuesday morning in Singapore, in what is being billed as the mother of all summits. Then aides to each were to join for more discussions and a working lunch.
Foreign policy expert Gordan Chang noted Monday on "The Laura Ingraham Show" that Trump's willingness to meet with Kim face-to-face is a "concession" of sorts that was necessary to bring the high-stakes meeting to fruition. "We will all know soon whether or not a real deal, unlike those of the past, can happen!"
After those talks, Pompeo told reporters he was "optimistic" about the summit.
Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry is warning that if Trump and Kim fail to reach a deal at their Singapore summit, there's an increased danger for a "catastrophic" military solution.More news: Ghost of Tsushima gameplay trailer reveals a stunning Japan
Kim, dressed in a dark suit, and Trump, sporting a red tie, talked at a corner in the hotel corridor for a few minutes, before they walked along the passage into the meeting room and sat down in front of journalists.
In the past two months, he has met twice with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and twice with China's leader Xi Jinping.
The president planned to stop in Guam and Hawaii on his way back to Washington.
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He went around the Great Flower Garden, Singapore's major tourist attraction, Sky Park located on Marine Bay Sands building, and Singapore Fort. Trump will turn 72 on Thursday.
US President Donald Trump in The Istana, the official residence of the prime minister, in Singapore, June 11, 2018.
As he was trying to build a bridge with Mr Kim, he was smashing longtime alliances with Western allies with his abrasive performance at the G7.
He said the U.S. 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.More news: Ghana Football Association dissolved after release of Documentary Exposing Corruption
President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and honest exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new US-DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. A Quinnipiac poll notes about 72 percent of voters approve of Trump's meeting with Kim, though only 20 percent of them think North Korea's actually willing to give up its nuclear weapons.