[US-NK Summit] Timeline for Trump-Kim summit

Thursday, 14 Jun, 2018

Kim thanked the Singapore officials for showing him around so late at night, the North's state news agency said on Tuesday. "The world will see a major change". He told reporters that the discussions are "moving quite rapidly and we anticipate they will come to their logical conclusion even more quickly than we had anticipated".

The elite squad is reminding numerous cheerleaders the North Korean leader sent to the Winter Olympics in February. Kim then called Trump a "mentally deranged USA dotard" and a "frightened dog". Analysts say Kim's diplomatic outreach in recent months after a flurry of nuclear and missile tests in 2017 indicates he is eager for sanctions relief to build his economy and the global legitimacy the summit with Trump would provide.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived at Singapore's Sentosa Island, where he'll be meeting shortly face-to-face with President Donald Trump.

Then aides to Trump and Kim will join the two leaders for an expanded bilateral meeting at 10 a.m.

"I can only say this", Pompeo said.

CBS News was in Pyongyang past year when Kim unveiled an entire new block of modern high-rises in the capital. The moves defused immediate threats of military action by the US.

Amid a landmark summit between US President Donald Trump and the young North Korean strongman, Rodman appeared on CNN to voice hope, and vindication.

Mr Kim spent the evening before the meeting visiting some of Singapore's tourist sites. North Korea was sharply concerned about security leading up to the summit. Whatever happens when Kim and Trump meet on Tuesday could go a long way in determining the balance of power in the region for years to come.

Advance teams from North Korea and the United States have spent recent weeks in Singapore negotiating everything from presidential hotels to seating charts and lunch breaks during the summit. It focuses on North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons.

The US wants North Korea to get rid of its nuclear weapons in an irreversible manner that can be verified by the global community.

In the same statement, the White House said the talks between USA and North Korean officials were moving "more quickly than expected", though didn't elaborate on what precisely that meant for Trump's stated goal of securing North Korea's complete and verifiable denuclearization.

Its reference to denuclearisation of the peninsula has historically meant it wants the United States to remove its "nuclear umbrella" protecting South Korea and Japan - a proposal that could make these countries nervous.

Previous agreements with the North have subsequently collapsed and experts warn Kim is highly unlikely to give up the "treasured sword" of his nuclear deterrent.

"Trump spoke yesterday with President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea to discuss recent developments ahead of today's summit with North Korea", the release said.

The document he and Kim signed said the North Korean leader "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

The two men are expected to meet on their own for the better part of an hour, with only a pair of interpreters in the room.

North Korea then resumed nuclear development and expelled worldwide inspectors in 2009.

There is a chance for some history, however. The North Koreans have talked about having President Trump to Pyongyang. But whether North Korea is willing to do that is a big, open question right now.

"These pundits, who have called me wrong from the beginning, have nothing else they can say!"

White House officials have said that Rodman would play no official role in the diplomatic negotiations.

Trump is putting his extraordinary gamble with North Korea to the test, sitting for unprecedented talks with the rogue kingdom's despotic leader in what he hopes will amount to a historic breakthrough.