"They said, 'It's the Trump-Kim summit, you've come at a very sensitive time'".
"The biggest nightmare for Japan is that Kim declares his intention to relinquish the intercontinental ballistic missiles that he quickly developed a year ago and Trump simply hails the offer as 'great, ' making no further demands", said Matake Kamiya, a professor of global politics at the National Defense Academy.
"I think that he's going to surprise on the upside, very much on the upside, we'll see", Trump said in Quebec of Kim. North Korea "has numerous facilities involved in the development, production, and testing of nuclear weapons and missiles, some of them located at the known nuclear complex at Yongbyon, but many located at undeclared sites elsewhere in the DPRK".
His administration had previously suggested its goal is for Kim to immediately denuclearize, but Trump in recent weeks has appeared to scale back his expectations for the meeting.
At 9am on Tuesday, numerous 25,000-strong South Korean community in Singapore will take a break from their work, errands and studies to pay rapt attention to the television for an event they thought they would never witness.
"As far as the "economic aid" advertised by the U.S.is concerned, the DPRK has never expected it", the article said, using the initials for the North's formal name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
She said if the outcome was denuclearisation in North Korea, "we all need to celebrate that".
Howard X (left) and Dennis Alan, lookalikes of the North Korean leader and U.S. president, during a promotional event in Singapore today. "I think it would be well received and I think [Kim] would look at it very favorably". I don't think they will try and kick out the president.
Congress could either help give the negotiated agreement more heft by ratifying it, or completely undermine the deal for either political or substantive reasons, Town said.
Plainclothes police and the Singapore Army's Explosives and Ordnance Disposal unit were seen working to prepare for a high-security event.
Experts, and even Trump himself, have admitted that the summit will probably just be the start of a yearslong denuclearization process. "And I think we should make that clear".
Three years later North and South Korea became sovereign nations, and two years after that, on June 25, 1950, the North sneak-attacked its southern rival, looking to unify the peninsula by force.
But nothing will be fully settled until China, which sent hundreds of thousands of troops into the North to prevent a quick USA victory in 1950, and South Korea also sign off.
They're being told it's a new chance for peace, but not everyone in Seoul is excited about Tuesday's summit. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was later driven out of power and killed in 2011 during the Arab Spring revolution, a fate not lost on the North Koreans.