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Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim's letter for Trump so big?

Pushing the envelope: Why was Kim's letter for Trump so big?

"Obviously yes, but it is a cost that we're willing to bear to play a small part in this historic meeting", Ng told reporters without elaborating, when asked if Singapore will be bearing the cost of the summit, which is scheduled for June 12.

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"We'll be meeting June 12 in Singapore". It went very well.

"If the meeting does occur, they may get a breakthrough or they may not get a breakthrough", he said.

He added: "It's a get-to-know-you situation", and in the process, "we've gotten to know their people very well".

"I said, 'Would you want me to open it?' He said, 'You can read it later.' I may be in for a big surprise, folks".

"I don't even want to use the term "maximum pressure" anymore", Trump added, referencing his preferred term for the punishing US economic sanctions against North Korea.

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"We have no idea how this is going to turn out to be", Kim said.

"I think they want to do that".

The Washington Post reports that paying for North Korea's accommodation during the June 12 summit would conflict with US Treasury Department sanctions and require a waiver to be signed to temporarily bypass them. "But I think you're going to have a very positive result in the end".

In his letter printed on White House stationery, Mr. Trump said he was canceling the summit because of North Korea's harsh comments about US officials.

Pompeo had met in New York City with Kim Yong Chol on Thursday, paving the way for Friday's visit to the White House.

The video is a distinct move away from regular depictions of Kim as an omnipotent leader at the center of all good things.

"It is an ironic and telling deviation from North Korea's insistence on being treated on an 'equal footing, ' " said Scott Snyder, a Korea expert at Council on Foreign Relations.

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The meeting followed two landmark summits between the leaders of North and South Korea in the last five weeks.

While Trump has put great importance on sealing a nuclear deal with North Korea, and secured the return of three Americans detained there, he has bucked traditional United States foreign policy and alienated America's European and NATO allies and trading partners.

In a move that is sure to worry USA allies in Japan and South Korea, Trump also said that he and his guest had discussed United States troop numbers on the Korean peninsula.

Since then, US and North Korean officials have engaged in a series of meetings across two continents in an effort to salvage the prospects for the summit.

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan expressed "cautious optimism" about the Trump-Kim summit given North Korea's record of breaking previous denuclearisation agreements and secretly continuing its nuclear and missile programmes multiple times.

Rexon Ryu, former White House official who dealt with the North Korea nuclear issue, said the North Korean side in particular has an interest in keeping those discussions quiet. "But I see over a period of time".

"We will push forward to test the proposition that we can achieve that outcome", he said.

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