Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un Singapore Meeting Live Updates: “Will Do Whatever It Takes To Make World A Safer Place,” Says Trump

Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un Meet: The historic summit marks the first face-to-face encounter between a US president and a leader of North Korea.

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Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un Singapore Meeting Live Updates: ?Will Do Whatever It Takes To Make World A Safer Place,? Says Trump

US President Donald Trump poses with Kim Jong Un at the start of their historic summit.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un met US President Donald Trump this morning in Singapore in a historic summit that marked the first meeting between a US President and North Korean leader. Donald Trump earlier labelled the highly anticipated talks as a "one-time shot" at peace. The meeting marks a dramatic shift in relations between the two nuclear armed countries, who last year traded insults and threats of war.

Washington hopes the summit will pave way for denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. However, both nations have sought to lower expectations for an immediate breakthrough. Donald Trump has described the summit as the first step in what could be a lengthy process, dangling the possibility of inviting the North Korean leader to the United States for a second meeting.  

Here are the LIVE updates on Donald Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un:


Jun 12, 2018
16:39 (IST)
Donald Trump leaves Singapore after the US-DPRK Summit

Jun 12, 2018
15:23 (IST)
India Welcomes US DPRK Summit

India welcomed the US-DPRK Summit held in Singapore today. "This is a positive development. India has always supported all efforts to bring about peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula through dialogue and diplomacy. We hope that the outcomes of the US-DPRK Summit will be implemented, thus paving the way for lasting peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula. We also hope that the resolution of the Korean Peninsula issue will take into account and address our concerns about proliferation linkages extending to India's neighbourhood," the Ministry of External Affairs said. 

Jun 12, 2018
14:51 (IST)
"Countries cannot continue to take advantage of us on trade," says Trump
Jun 12, 2018
14:50 (IST)
"If I can save millions of life by coming here, I'll do it": Donald Trump 
Jun 12, 2018
14:48 (IST)
"When we entered the room for discussions, we did not have bringing back the remains (of US soldiers during the Korean War) on the agenda. It was on my mind since many people had mentioned and requested for it. After the intense discussion, at the very end I just happened to mention that it would be a very nice gesture for the US to get back the remains," Donald Trump said. He further said he could have said let us discuss it in the next meeting, but no, he immediately said it makes sense and agreed to do it right away. For the thousands and thousands, I guess way over six thousand that we know of in terms of the remains, they'll be brought back," he said. 
Jun 12, 2018
14:43 (IST)
We want our soldiers back, said Trump. "For the thousands and thousands, I guess way over six thousand that we know of in terms of the remains, they'll be brought back," he said. 
Jun 12, 2018
14:39 (IST)
"We have a tremendous deficit in trade with China. We have to do something about it. That has impacted my relationship with Xi (Jinping)," said Trump. He further said South Korea "will do whatever is necessary to get a deal".
Jun 12, 2018
14:36 (IST)
"My whole life has been deals. I know when someone wants to deal": Donald Trump 
Jun 12, 2018
14:32 (IST)
"We will be stopping the war games, which will save us a tremendous amount of money, unless and until, we see the future negotiation is not going along like it should," said Trump 

Jun 12, 2018
14:30 (IST)
"Canada does have big advantage over us. They charge us more for dairy products. It is unfair for our farmers. I said we need balance," Donald Trump said over his rift with Justin Trudeau. "The picture with Angela looked like we are angry; we were just waiting for the document," he said on the recently held G 7 summit 
Jun 12, 2018
14:23 (IST)

"Iran too has changed in the recent months. They are not looking aggressive and do not look at going into Syria anymore. They have been hit with severe sanctions and I am hopeful that they will come around and negotiate a reasonable deal," Trump said.

Jun 12, 2018
14:23 (IST)
"We haven't given up anything on this. We are getting the remains back of people who died in violence. There have been no launches recently by them. They secured the closure of their single primary nuclear test site. They secured commitment of closing that site. We maintain the ability to apply sanctions. I had many sanctions but I talked about a few," says Trump 


Jun 12, 2018
14:17 (IST)
"Nuclear is number 1 for me. That is why I did the Iran deal," says Trump while holding a press conference after his meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore 



Jun 12, 2018
14:13 (IST)
Responding to a question over inviting Kim Jong Un to the White House, Donald Trump it will be done at the "right time". He further said the situation is rough in North Korea and that he has been reading about denuking a place adding that it takes time. He then said sanctions play a big role in this. "You have a different president, everything will be different. Maybe it wasn't a priority for other people. I don't blame Obama," he said. 
Jun 12, 2018
14:05 (IST)
"Human Rights violations were also discussed, but not to the extent of denuclearization. Kim Jong Un is a very smart negotiator. We agreed on some initial measures," said Trump 
Jun 12, 2018
14:04 (IST)
Donald Trump said Kim Jong Un is very serious about the denuclearization and has already destroyed a missile testing facility and have agreed to destroy another one. He seemed very sincere to move on, he added 
Jun 12, 2018
14:02 (IST)
"It takes a lot of courage to give up weapons and take to the path of peace. All credit to him. Kim Jong Un is a very talented guy who has been able to take this challenge at the age of 26 and be able to manage it as well as he has. No one thought this would be possible, but today we are seeing it happening before our eyes. We all dream of a Korea where all Koreans (north and south) live together in harmony," says Donald Trump 
Jun 12, 2018
14:01 (IST)
Jun 12, 2018
13:58 (IST)
"Kim will improve future of people of his country. We dream of a better Northy Korea where there is no darkness of war," says Trump  

Jun 12, 2018
13:56 (IST)
Our meeting been very, very good. By giving up its weapons and accepting commerce and embracing trade, North Korea has the potential to be an incredible place: Donald Trump 
Jun 12, 2018
13:54 (IST)
"We are ready to write history together. Now we hope the war will end the past does not have to define future. We will honour sacrifices of our ancestors," says Trump 
Jun 12, 2018
13:49 (IST)
Meeting with Kim jong "productive" and "honest", says Donald Trump. He also thanked Kim Jong Un for taking this step. "This unprecedented meeting proves that real change is possible," he said. 

Jun 12, 2018
13:48 (IST)
Donald Trump begins press conference after meeting with Kim Jong Un 
Jun 12, 2018
13:05 (IST)
China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that sanctions relief could be considered for North Korea, after Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un signed a "comprehensive" document aimed at denuclearisation.
Jun 12, 2018
12:40 (IST)
Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un sign a joint statement 

Convinced that the establishment of new US-DPRK relations will contribute to the peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula and of the world, and recognizing that mutual confidence building can promote the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un signed a joint statement, reports reuters

1. The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new US -DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.

2. The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.

3. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

4. The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.

Jun 12, 2018
12:24 (IST)

Donald Trump signs "historic" document with Kim Jong Un. AFP image 

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un signed a "very comprehensive" document after meeting which they said was "historic". The US president said that the process of denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula will begin "very soon" and the North Korean leader promising to leave the past behind. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also shared a picture of their meeting on Twitter. 


Jun 12, 2018
12:08 (IST)
"The world will see a major change," says Kim Jong Un 

"Today, we had a historic meeting and decided to leave the past behind and we are about to sign a historic document," says Kim Jong Un while thanking Trump for making the meeting happen. He also said "the world will see a major change".



Jun 12, 2018
12:02 (IST)
North Korea's Kim Jong Un commits to 'complete denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula' in joint text, reports news agency AFP
Jun 12, 2018
11:30 (IST)
China Urges On Full Denuclearisation
China welcomed the summit between the U.S. and North Korean leaders   and urged 'full denuclearisation'. The summit "creates history", Beijing said. 

China's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said, "At the same time, there needs to be a peace mechanism for the peninsula, to resolve North Korea's reasonable security concerns."
Jun 12, 2018
11:25 (IST)
Denuclearisation To Begin 'Very Quickly': Donald Trump
After he signed the deal, Donald Trump said the denuclearisation process will begin "very quickly". POTUS added he has formed a very special bond with Kim Jong Un, news agency AFP reported. Mr Trump added he was absolutely willing to invite Kim Jong to the White House. 
Jun 12, 2018
11:20 (IST)
"This Will Change Our Relationship": Donald Trump
"We're very proud of what has happened today. This will change our relationship... America and North Korea will now view its relationship very differently," Donald Trump said after the documents were signed. 
 
"This has been a wonderful meeting. We have avoided a very dangerous situation... I thank everyone responsible to make this possible. It has been an honour and a privilege to be here with you (Kin Jong Un)...," he added.
 
"I have been watching the news and what experts had to say... and I can say this for certain that this has turned out to be far more than what anyone could have ever imagined or expected," Mr Trump added. 
Jun 12, 2018
11:17 (IST)
As they signed the documents, Kim Jong Un, who was earlier addressed as "rocketman" by Trump, said, "Today we had a historic meeting... we are leaving the past behind and look forward to a great future. I thank President Trump for making this possible."
 
Jun 12, 2018
11:16 (IST)
"You will be getting a copy of the letter that we are signing... it is a very comprehensive document": Donald Trump 
Jun 12, 2018
11:14 (IST)
Donald Trump and Kim Jong today signed documents after historic summit. 
Jun 12, 2018
10:43 (IST)
The Luncheon
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will have lunch together and the menu is nothing less than elaborate. According to a menu card published from the White House, Kim and Trump had a plethora of western, Korean, Chinese and Malay dishes to choose from at the swanky Capella hotel in Singapore. Read about the exotic menu here
Jun 12, 2018
10:37 (IST)
The Historic Handshake And The Body Language
"It wasn't a straight-out handshake," said Allan Pease, an Australian body language expert and author of several books on the topic, including "The Definitive Guide to Body Language".

"It was up and down, there was an argy-bargy, each one was pulling the other closer. Each guy wasn't letting the other get a dominant grip," he told Reuters by telephone from Melbourne commenting on the 15-second handshake between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Read the full story here.
Jun 12, 2018
10:32 (IST)
Meet "Better Than Anybody Expected": Donald Trump
The meeting went "better than anybody could have expected," Donald Trump said today after the bilateral concluded. The two leaders are also expected to sign unspecified documents.

Jun 12, 2018
09:18 (IST)
On the day of the historic US-North Korea summit, US President Donald Trump's top economic advisory Larry Kudlow suffered a "very mild" heart attack. Donald Trump also tweeted about it. 
Jun 12, 2018
09:16 (IST)
The Historic Handshake
North Korea's Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump shook hands for 13 seconds this morning. Donald Trump said the first minute of the meeting felt "really great".
Jun 12, 2018
08:07 (IST)
Jun 12, 2018
08:03 (IST)
"We overcame all kinds of skepticism and speculations about this summit and I believe that this is good for the peace": Kim Jong Un 

Jun 12, 2018
07:52 (IST)
An expanded bilateral meet is underway between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and North Korean delegation and US Delegation. 
Jun 12, 2018
07:37 (IST)
"Very, Very Good": Trump On One On One Meet
US President Donald Trump said the one-on-one meeting with Kim Jong Un was 'very, very good." 
Jun 12, 2018
07:33 (IST)
The first meeting between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump ended this morning. The two talks held discussions for less than an hour. 
Jun 12, 2018
07:11 (IST)
Jun 12, 2018
07:08 (IST)
As the summit begins, US President Donald Trump predicts he will have a 'great relationship' with Kim Jong Un while the North Korean leader says "we came here after overcoming" all the obstacles.
Jun 12, 2018
07:05 (IST)
Jun 12, 2018
07:04 (IST)
Jun 12, 2018
06:58 (IST)
Jun 12, 2018
06:55 (IST)
Oil prices were little changed in early Asian trading as markets awaited the outcome of a summit.
Jun 12, 2018
06:52 (IST)
US President Donald Trump, North Korea's Kim Jong Un Meet In Historic Summit In Singapore
With a handshake in Singapore, US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un marked the beginning of their first one-on-one meeting after months of negotiations over narrowing their differences on how to end a nuclear standoff"
Jun 12, 2018
06:52 (IST)

Donald Trump walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel
Jun 12, 2018
06:46 (IST)
Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un launch historic Singapore summit with a handshake


The two leaders shook hands and smiled as they started a historic summit on Tuesday.

For both men, the summit, the first between leaders of North Korea and the United States, is likely to be a defining moment of their careers.
Jun 12, 2018
06:35 (IST)
Trump, Kim Jong Arrive At Summit Venue For Historic US-North Korea Meet
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump reached the venue of their historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, after both sides sought to narrow differences over how to end a nuclear standoff."
Jun 12, 2018
06:14 (IST)
Donald Trump's motorcade arrives at the Capella hotel, the venue of the summit

Jun 12, 2018
06:06 (IST)
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump have reached the venue of their historic summit in Singapore
Jun 12, 2018
06:03 (IST)
The motorcade of Kim Jong Un travels towards Sentosa for his meeting with Donald Trump
Jun 12, 2018
05:38 (IST)
Jun 12, 2018
05:23 (IST)
The meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un at a luxury hotel in Singapore, scheduled for 9 a.m. local time -- 9 p.m. EDT Monday -- will mark the first face-to-face encounter between a U.S. president and a leader of North Korea. Its outcome could prove pivotal in determining whether the two nations pursue a lasting peace or a fresh military conflict.
Jun 12, 2018
05:21 (IST)
Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un Handshake To Open Summit As Outcome Hangs In Balance
President Donald Trump plans to shake hands and have lunch with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, kicking off a historic summit on Tuesday between two adversaries that only last year had seemed at the brink of nuclear war." 
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