Trump hosts Japan PM, five days before summit with Kim

Frederick Owens
June 7, 2018

-North Korea summit, according to the New York Post.

Ahead of the first meeting between leaders of the two countries, Trump has said he has high hopes of "doing something very meaningful" to curtail North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

The United States and North Korea are scheduled to begin negotiations next week in Singapore over ending the nuclear weapons program of dictator Kim Jong Un.

Japan also saw North Korea test missiles across its territory in the past year.

As part of its preparations for the summit, Singapore has designated certain parts of the city as "special event areas" for June 10 to 14.

"It is pointing out that the president is the stronger figure", Mr Giuliani, who is Mr Trump's lawyer, said.

Strict security measures will be enforced around Shangri-La Hotel and The St Regis which have been selected for Trump and Kim's stay in Singapore.

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When Mr Trump issued a letter abruptly cancelling next week's summit, Mr Moon and Mr Kim rapidly arranged a second meeting, posing for affectionate pictures at the border, as both Seoul and Pyongyang reaffirmed the North's commitment to dialogue.

As Washington hinted about a lengthy disarmament process instead of an immediate one, . with President Trump saying earlier there will be no signing on June 12th, but the two leaders will start a process, . there's also the possibility of holding additional summits going forward.

Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov later told reporters that Lavrov had conveyed an invitation to visit Russia to Kim Jong-un.

Speaking at a conference in Israel on Wednesday, Giuliani said Kim "got back on his hands and knees and begged for it, which is exactly the position you want to put him in", after Trump canceled the summit, the Associated Press reported.

"Honestly, we see that North Korean leadership takes unexpected, even unprecedented steps to ease tensions", Putin said in an interview with the China Media Group.

His approach to Beijing is a "classic example of balanced diplomacy", said Prof Koo Kab-woo, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul.

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