Kim summit set for Singapore's Sentosa Island - White House

Kim summit set for Singapore's Sentosa Island - White House

Kim summit set for Singapore's Sentosa Island - White House

SINGAPORE ― The historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is expected to stir up a media frenzy here.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the two leaders would first meet at 9:00 am local time (6:30 am IST) and that President Trump was receiving daily briefings from his national security team.

The Capella Hotel is where high ranking officials from the US and North Korea have been holding working-level discussions on the upcoming talks.

But preparations for the historic June 12 meeting between the USA president and North Korea's leader have been gathering pace, with the White House Tuesday revealing that it will take place on the resort island of Sentosa.

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Meanwhile Rudy Giuliani, Mr Trump's lawyer, said that Kim got "on his hands and knees and begged" for the summit to be rearranged after Mr Trump cancelled it. "They're very powerful, and we would not take those sanctions off unless North Korea denuclearises", she said.

While numerous details and the venue of the June 12 meeting remain unknown, a series of announcements from the Government in recent days have started to fill in some blanks.

Kim Yong Chol, Kim Jong Un's No. 2 man, spoke with Trump about the summit and handed him a personal letter from Chairman Kim.

"Through these series of meetings, I'm confident we're moving in the right direction.It could be nothing short of tragic to let this opportunity go to waste", Pompeo said.

Singapore suspended trade relations with the reclusive Northeast Asian state past year following tightened United Nations sanctions over its weapons programme, however, North Korea still operates a small embassy in the city.

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