Trump casts North Korea summit as 'one-time shot' for Kim

Trump casts North Korea summit as 'one-time shot' for Kim

"A bipartisan AUMF would really make that letter much more credible, and if diplomacy fails, as a last resort, Democrats and Republicans need to put the military option on the table or we'll never get a good deal", added Graham, who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

During a promotional event dubbed the "real" Trump-Kim summit, the men waved at shoppers as they walked through the crowded Bugis Junction mall.

Shortly after his arrival, Mr Kim met Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the presidential palace.

Earlier on Sunday evening, Trump arrived at Singapore's Paya Lebar Air Base and is now staying at the Shangri-La Hotel.

Kim's North Korean delegation will include his sister Kim Yo Jong, White House officials cited by Bloomberg noted.

But public opinion polls indicate strong support for progressive South Korean President Moon Jae-in's diplomatic efforts to persuade the North Korean leader to agree to denuclearization talks.

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Trump had called Kim "Little Rocket Man" and threatened to unleash "fire and fury like the world has never seen" on North Korea as it conducted several ballistic missile tests in defiance of worldwide warnings.

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Singapore suspended all trade with North Korea in November 2017, joining a list of nations to cut its economic links with the nuclear-armed state in line with the toughened UN security council sanctions.

"I think within the first minute I'll know" if North Korea is serious about a deal, said the president, who then touted his dealmaking abilities. Tensions flared between Trump and USA allies over his protectionist economic policies and decisions to exit the Iran nuclear deal and Paris climate accord.

In a sea of reporters and curious tourists, the two were North Korean media workers waiting to capture the image of their leader, who all North Koreans are duty bound to revere, arriving for a historic summit with President Donald Trump. "This should be a matter between USA and South Korea".

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More than 1,000 people paid for a photo with the Kim-Trump lookalikes over the weekend.

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The heightened security amid media reports that the North Korean ruler might fear possible attacks during his overseas trip given the worldwide criticism of his regime's past military provocations and its records of human rights abuses.

Even if brief, the meeting could potentially be the start of a broader dialogue between Trump and Kim.

He has also raised the possibility of further summits and an agreement ending the Korean War by replacing the armistice signed in 1953 with a peace treaty. He wants to make progress with the U.S., and open up his economy making North Korea a "prosperous nation".

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Officials remain uncertain what will come out of Tuesday's unprecedented summit, the first of its kind between a sitting US president and the leader of North Korea. Saying he has a "clear objective in mind" to convince Kim to abandon his nuclear program in exchange for unspecified "protections" from the U.S., Trump acknowledged that the direction of the high-stakes meeting is unpredictable, adding it "will always be spur of the moment".