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Trump Kim summit: US and North Korean leaders hold historic talks

12/06/18   BBC:
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have become the first sitting US president and North Korean leader to meet, an unprecedented development after a year of exchanging threats.
The pair shook hands at a luxury hotel in Singapore's Sentosa island after months of diplomatic twists and turns.
They have been discussing defusing tensions and nuclear disarmament.
Analysts are split on what it will achieve. Some see it as propaganda win for Mr Kim, others a path to peace.
The two men walked towards each other and firmly gripped each other's hands in front of US and North Korean flags.
In brief initial comments in front of the press, the US president predicted a "terrific relationship" with Mr Kim.
"I feel really great. We're going to have a great discussion and will be tremendously successful," the US president said.
Sitting alongside each other, the pair appeared relaxed, against the odds. The convivial display marks a dramatic breakthrough in relations between the pair, who less than a year ago, exchanged fiery insults and threats of war.
"It was not easy to get here....There were obstacles but we overcame them to be here," Mr Kim said.
The leaders have finished a one-to-one meeting, with translators, which ran for about 40 minutes. They were then joined by advisors for a working lunch.


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