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:
Donald Trump leaves Singapore after the US-DPRK Summit
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.
"Countries cannot continue to take advantage of us on trade," says Trump
"If I can save millions of life by coming here, I'll do it": Donald Trump
"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.
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.
"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".
"My whole life has been deals. I know when someone wants to deal": Donald Trump
"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
"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
"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.
"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
"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
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.
"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
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
"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
"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
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
"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
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.
Donald Trump begins press conference after meeting with Kim Jong Un
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.
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.
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.
"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".
North Korea's Kim Jong Un commits to 'complete denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula' in joint text, reports news agency AFP
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."
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.
"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.
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."
"You will be getting a copy of the letter that we are signing... it is a very comprehensive document": Donald Trump
Donald Trump and Kim Jong today signed documents after historic summit.
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
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
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.
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.
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".
"We overcame all kinds of skepticism and speculations about this summit and I believe that this is good for the peace": Kim Jong Un
An expanded bilateral meet is underway between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and North Korean delegation and US Delegation.
"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."
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.
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.
Oil prices were little changed in early Asian trading as markets awaited the outcome of a summit.
Donald Trump walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel
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.
Donald Trump's motorcade arrives at the Capella hotel, the venue of the summit
Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump have reached the venue of their historic summit in Singapore
The motorcade of Kim Jong Un travels towards Sentosa for his meeting with Donald Trump
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.