Kim impersonators meet fans ahead of summit

Flight from Pyongyang lands in Singapore ahead of North Korean leader’s arrival

Flight from Pyongyang lands in Singapore ahead of North Korean leader’s arrival

Reuters reports that Monday's talks are aimed at making final progress ahead of the Kim-Trump summit, .as the earlier meetings did little to narrow the gap between the two sides on the definition of Pyongyang's denuclearization.

Trump and other top USA officials have promised a "bright future" for the North if it quickly relinquishes its nuclear weapons - including economic inducements and a security agreement.

Menendez spoke Sunday on ABC's "This Week" as President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore ahead of Tuesday's talks with Kim.

Later on Sunday, Kim left the St Regis hotel in central Singapore in a motorcade that included his stretch Mercedes Benz limousine and travelled to the presidential palace, known as the Istana, where he met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

In March, Trump surprised the world by accepting an invitation from Kim to meet in person.

The president is set to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore.

Kim Yong Chol, who has taken the lead in planning for the summit, including meetings in NY with Pompeo and at the White House with Trump, was among those in Kim's arrival party.

The two leaders meet at 9am (1100 AEST) on Tuesday at the Capella on Sentosa island, a refurbished British Army artillery mess that is now one of Singapore's most expensive luxury hotels.

"I love my friend Lindsey Graham, but I think first we need a chance at peace", New Jersey Democratic Sen.

The meeting was briefly called off when a top North Korean official said the county was ready for a nuclear showdown and called Vice President Mike Pence "a political dummy".

"If a breakthrough is achieved, if peace comes, there will be a bountiful harvest, primarily of course within the Korean Peninsula but indeed for all the rest of us", he said.

Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he's not ready to back a congressional Authorization for Use of Military Force until he is confident "the path to peace really isn't obtainable" without military action.

Trump landed in the evening after a long flight from Canada and the G7 meeting there.

"The entire world is watching the historic summit between [North Korea] and the United States of America, and thanks to your honest efforts. we were able to complete the preparations for the historic summit", Kim told Lee through an interpreter.

As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore yesterday, his lookalike was already taking photos with fans.

The high-anticipated talks had been put at risk, when, on May 24, Trump announced he was canceling the meeting with Kim over Pyongyang's hostile rhetoric.

"[President Trump] is not going to permit any show of weakness on the trip to negotiate with North Korea", Kudlow said on CNN's State of the Union.

Singapore's reputation for rigid law and order was seen as a major factor for being chosen to host Tuesday's summit.

The Trump-Kim summit is being viewed as an attempt to address the last festering legacy of the Cold War and it is the first time a North Korean leader has met a sitting USA president.

Those deals could include an agreement to keep talking, with a commitment to work towards a final goal of dismantling all nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula, and an announcement to end hostility.

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