Kim summit: North Korea hails 'new era' of relations with the US

Kim summit: North Korea hails 'new era' of relations with the US

Kim summit: North Korea hails 'new era' of relations with the US

US President Donald Trump will today hold a meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, ahead of the historic US-North Korea summit tomorrow. For the North, Kim Jong Un has already won a huge propaganda bonus by merely having the summit and sitting down as an equal with the USA president, an accomplishment his father and grandfather sought but could never realize.

The invitation to Pyongyang contained in the letter, which was handed by Kim Jong-un's top aide Kim Yong Chol to the US President Trump on June 1, the Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported, citing its sources privy to the matter.

The meeting was kicking off at 9 a.m. Tuesday with a handshake between Trump and Kim. Trump is expected to meet Lee on Monday.

The North, many experts believe, stands on the brink of being able to target the entire US mainland with its nuclear-armed missiles, and while there's deep skepticism that Kim will quickly give up those hard-won nukes, there's also some hope that diplomacy can replace the animosity between the USA and the North.

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But analysts warn that it risks being more of a media event than an occasion of substantial progress and delegations from the two sides were negotiating at a neutral hotel in Singapore to try to address their differences.

However, he played down the possibility of a quick breakthrough and said the summit, which gets underway on Tuesday at 9am (11am AEST) should set the framework for "the hard work that will follow", insisting that North Korea had to move toward complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation.

But former USA deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage said he expects little progress on the key issue of defining the parameters of denuclearisation.

"We will not be surprised by any scenario", said the official.

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North Korea's concept of denuclearization, made clear through years of failed discussions with the global community, "bears no resemblance to the American definition", Evans J.R. Revere, a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings, wrote in a note. There was also no sign of his sister, Kim Yo Jong, who has accompanied him to Singapore.

Trump advisers cast his actions as a show of strength before the Kim meeting. He has only publicly left his country three times since taking power after his father's death in late 2011 - traveling twice to China and once across his shared border with the South to the southern part of the Demilitarized Zone in recent summits with the leaders of China and South Korea, respectively.

"That is a different phrasing from this very broad denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", he said.

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