Talks at North Korean summit moving 'more quickly than expected'

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It is less than 24 hours until the historic summit in Singapore between the United States and North Korean leaders.

Kim later met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and was seen to be smiling broadly during the encounter. We have to step up and we can.

"We are confident that we have put security in place".

That modest vision marks a break with the stratospheric goals he set after he agreed on March 8 to this meeting.

He thanked Singapore's organisation of the summit as if it was "their own family affair".

Mr Lee said the S$20 million amount is a cost that the government is willing to bear, as this is Singapore's contribution "to an worldwide endeavour which is in our profound interest".

The president who once described Kim as "Little Rocket Man" and threatened to destroy his country if it did not give up nukes, has not said what might happen if the summit goes the wrong way.

Mr Lee was speaking to the local media after touring the summit's global media centre (IMC) at the F1 Pit Building beside the Singapore Flyer.

The other area was Sentosa Island, site of the Capella Hotel which will be the venue for the June 12 summit.

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Trump arrived in Singapore after another meeting with foreign leaders - a group of close American allies.

"It's purely a practical consideration".

A year ago the North carried out what was by far its most powerful nuclear test to date and launched a flurry of missiles - including two over Japan - while Trump threatened Pyongyang with "fire and fury" and Kim dubbed him a "mentally deranged USA dotard".

"The air force, navy, army, commandos, police, civil defence and hospitals are all on alert". But "now that they've told me not to go, I have to go", he added.

Mr Lee also said it was "not easy" to find a location in the world that is suitable to host such a high-level meeting.

The North has presented Kim's sudden diplomatic overtures to the country's neighbours and the U.S. as a logical next step and completion of his plan to develop a credible nuclear deterrent in response to what Pyongyang says is a policy of "nuclear blackmail" by Washington. He said the summit will lay the ground work for the "hard work" ahead. The late-night jaunt was by far the most unfiltered public look at the young Kim, one of the world's most reclusive leaders who oversees a tightly controlled dictatorship.

He said complete denuclearization is the only acceptable outcome from Tuesday's meeting between the two leaders.

At least three people have been turned away from Singapore borders due to summit, says Shanmugam.

Kim arrived in a Air China 747 that touched down at Changi Airport on Sunday afternoon, Singapore's Straits Times said. News that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited North Korea was front page news with a big photo of him shaking Kim's hand the following day in the ruling party newspaper, the Rodong Sinmun. "Thanks to your honest efforts. we were able to complete the preparation for the historic summit".

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