The North has faced crippling diplomatic and economic sanctions as it has advanced development of its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
The White House said the summit was to kick off at 9 a.m. Tuesday. "We have to get denuclearisation, we have to get something going".
WASHINGTON ― The first-ever North Korea-United States summit will start with a one-on-one meeting between a brutal dictator known for breaking his word and a president famous for his daily dishonesties.
She came into the global spotlight earlier this year as she attended the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, leading the North Korean delegation at the games.
The meeting between Kim and Trump will mark a turnaround of relations between the two leaders after a long-running exchange of furious threats and insults. He said the summit will lay the ground work for the "hard work" ahead.
Trump has also raised the possibility of further summits.
Authorities have beefed up security around the hotels where Trump and Kim (Saint Regis) will be staying in central Singapore.
In an op-ed, the Washington Post emphasises how the USA president "has shown an ability to develop seemingly good relationships with some world leaders, and then to undermine them with unexpected words or actions".
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The cover of this week's edition of The Economis. Trump said last week that Rodman had not been invited to the summit. "The haters, they say, 'Oh, you're giving him a meeting, '" Trump said. -North Korea summit in Singapore. But the danger of a potential collapse felt all the more real when a Pentagon spokesperson told reporters in late May that the USA military was "ready to fight tonight" should North Korea launch strikes against American interests or allies. The article also stresses the need for confidentiality - meaning Trump will have to resist tweeting the minutes of the meeting.
That was before the two had even met, and it was not clear whether it was good news or not.
Asked if he would meet Kim in Singapore, the ex-basketball player said he thinks the North Korean leader "has bigger things to worry about than seeing me right now". "Or we could have a failed summit that really takes us in the other direction".
Yet Trump and Kim have yet to agree even on how to define denuclearization of the Korean peninsula - the stated goal of the meeting.
President Donald Trump won't address rampant human rights abuses in North Korea when he meets with Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday, NBC News reported.
US and North Korean officials huddled at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Monday ahead of the sit-down aimed at resolving a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal.
"When I woke up this morning, I saw the news in the newspaper that our respected marshal went to Singapore for the North Korea-US summit", said Han Il-gwang, a Pyongyang resident, displaying typical discretion. But for the better part of an hour, the two men will square off one on one, alone but for a pair of translators, raising concerns about the risk of holding such a monumental meeting with barely anyone to bear witness.