North Korean officials who negotiated the summit logistics with U.S. counterparts were "very conscious" of the optics of presenting the United States and North Korea on level footing, a USA official involved in the discussions toldCNN.
And he accused former US President Barack Obama of "not giving me the time of day". I never started it for no money. But I took those bullets, I took all of that. I took everything. Everyone came at me and I'm still standing...
"Today is a great day for everybody", he explained.
An aviation source in China said, "It probably cost a lot of money as well as representing a huge political burden to loan Kim the aircraft".
"Our military exercises with South Korea are not just created to send a signal to North Korea, but also to make sure that in the event of some more Chinese adventurism in the area that the interoperability that US forces need with South Korean forces, Japanese and others is going to be there", Brennan said.
The former National Basketball Association legend arrived in Singapore hours before Trump met Kim for the first time and he was seen at Changi airport wearing a black t-shirt with the PotCoin website and the words "PEACE STARTS IN SINGAPORE" detailed around the company logo. "I don't need to worry about the war stuff, I don't know anything about that", he said. I asked him, I said, 'I have something to say from North Korea and he just brushed me off. But that didn't deter me. I knew things were doing to change.
The US side seeks denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula under terms that give US and global authorities broad power to inspect nuclear reactors in North Korea at any time they choose to verify parts of a potential denuclearization agreement.
Earlier, he said he expected the Trump-Kim summit to "go fairly well" but added "people should not expect too much for the first time". "I just thought I was going to play basketball and just treat the people and be happy and that was it".
President Donald Trump says on Twitter, "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea", as he returns to the United States after his historic summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.