Kim Jong Un's Jogging Bodyguard Unit Make Another Appearance in Singapore

Kim Jong Un's Jogging Bodyguard Unit Make Another Appearance in Singapore

The talks between the U.S. and North Korean leaders, which will be devoted to de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, will be held at the Capella Hotel on Singapore's Sentosa Island.

By North Korean standards, Monday's announcement actually came a bit earlier than usual.

In a statement released by the state news agency KCNA, it said the two leaders would discuss a "permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism" for the Korean Peninsula, the "denuclearisation" of the Korean peninsula and other issues of mutual concern.

The report notes the summit is being held "under the great attention and expectation of the whole world".

"On the North Korean side, a meeting with a sitting US president is in itself a victory for Kim Jong-un, as previous USA administrations have always held back this diplomatic concession".

Trump also praised the North Koreans, saying they have been "really working very well with us" during preparations for the summit, even though Trump had canceled the summit last month following a recent period of what he called "tremendous anger and open hostility" from the North Korean government. "I wish that the summit works out well so that peace comes to the Korean Peninsula", said Cho Ik-Sung, a doctor who lives in Seoul.

Kim arrived in Singapore on board an Air China 747 that according to flight tracking website Flightradar24 took off from Pyongyang in the morning ostensibly bound for Beijing, then changed its flight number midair and headed south.

Ahead of his much-anticipated meeting with Kim, the US President sounded optimistic and said the meeting would be a "one-time shot" at peace.

Kim and Ri both joined Kim Jong Un for the April 27 inter-Korean summit, and Kim Yong Chol recently traveled to the U.S.to meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo before delivering a letter from Kim Jong Un to Trump at the White House.

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Air Force One touched down at a military air base, travelling from Canada, where Trump had attended a meeting of the Group of Seven nations.

The message included a photo montage of Rodman standing between Kim and Trump, who is giving a thumbs-up. The North has faced crippling diplomatic and economic sanctions as it has advanced development of its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Moon later proposed a tri-lateral meeting to put a formal end to the Korean war after the summit.

The comment can be dismissed as casual optimism characteristic of the US leader, but the watchers interpreted it as suggesting that the atmosphere in their last-minute negotiations on denuclearization may not be discouraging.

He invited the thousands of faithful in St. Peter's Square to pray with him so that the Virgin Mary "accompany these talks".

The heightened security amid media reports that the North Korean ruler might fear possible attacks during his overseas trip given the worldwide criticism of his regime's past military provocations and its records of human rights abuses.

Whether they can arrive at a draft communique will likely determine whether North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump can make a deal at their meeting on Tuesday.

After a flurry of contacts between the two Koreas, South Korean officials suggested to Trump in March that Kim would be willing to meet face-to-face.

"The fact that we have been chosen as the site of the meeting... says something about Singapore's relations with the parties - with America, with North Korea - (and) also our standing in the global community", said Lee.

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