What's in the document that Kim and Trump signed?

Gladys Abbott
June 12, 2018

The US president left the Shangri-La Hotel, where he is staying, at about 11.45am in a motorcade of more than 30 vehicles.

Trump, tweeting hours before the historic face-to-face, said: "Meetings between staffs and representatives are going well and quickly".

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It was later announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had traveled to Pyongyang to meet with Kim.

During a brief walk, Trump guided Kim over to his custom Cadillac limousine and gave him a peek inside. As the site for their meeting, the two leaders have chosen one of Singapore's most luxurious hotels, the Capella Resort on Sentosa Island, a popular vacation spot off the southern tip of Singapore and home to Universal Studios Singapore.

Both Trump and Kim expressed gratitude toward each other for the meetings, and Trump said he would "absolutely" invite Kim to visit the White House. Mr Trump had said on Saturday he would know within a minute of meeting Mr Kim whether he would reach a deal. "Many people in the world will think of this as a scene from a fantasy.science fiction movie".

Kim also sounded positive about the prospects of peace.

He said this was again a "subtle gesture" from Trump to gain sympathy, with gentle touches to the North Korean's shoulder and back.

"I really, really hope for a good outcome", said Yoon Ji, a professor at Seoul's Sungshin University.

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The dollar jumped to a 3-week top on Tuesday and Asian shares rose on the news.

As the two leaders met, Singapore navy vessels, and air force Apache helicopters patrolled, while fighter jets and an Gulfstream 550 early warning aircraft circled. "The fact that our two leaders are sitting down face to face is a sign of the enormous potential to accomplish something that will immensely benefit both of our peoples and the entire world".

Instead, North Koreans received news Tuesday of the Philippines national day, Russia's national day and even the folk sport of swinging, according to bulletins by state-run news agency KCNA.

Sitting alongside Kim, Trump said the two leaders "have developed a special bond" and that after several hours of talks Tuesday and the signing of the agreement he thinks the US relationship with North Korea "will be very different than in the past".

Though small, Singapore is also wealthy, and able to shoulder the cost of the historic summit, which would appeal to cash-strapped North Korea. According to Reuters, earlier this month Singapore's Defense Minister Ng Eng commented on Singapore paying for numerous expenses of the sit down between Trump and Kim. About 5,300 were lost in North Korea.

The former Central Intelligence Agency chief said US sanctions will remain in place until Washington verifies the North's denuclearization efforts.

He said if diplomacy fails to move in the right direction, the sanctions "will increase". And that suggests, perhaps, a confidence level on the North Koreans that this summit might go well.

South Korean leader Moon Jae-in was barely able to sleep the night before.

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