The Singapore summit was a propaganda triumph for the young leader.
The U.S. president offered the North Korean leader a path to prosperity in exchange for relinquishing the nation’s nuclear arsenal, but no solid commitments were made.
“We’re very proud of what took place today,” Trump said at a signing ceremony. Asked if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had agreed to the process of denuclearization, Trump said, “we are starting that process very quickly.”
The North Korean leader's Singaporean hosts seemed to be daring Kim to think big ahead of his summit with Trump.
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Kim’s 3,000-mile journey was full of intrigue, starting with three planes departing from Pyongyang on Sunday morning and ending with Kim arriving at a five-star hotel where the presidential suite costs about $8,000 per night.
Tuesday’s summit is likely to bestow new legitimacy on the youthful North Korean leader.
A group has urged the Trump administration to push for reunions as part of any summit deal.
Countries such as Cambodia, never keen on sanctions, aren’t waiting for the Trump-Kim summit.
Days after he formally canceled the event, a flurry of diplomatic developments suggest the president is moving full steam ahead on meeting with the North Korean dictator.