Kim Jong-un reaches Singapore for the historic meet with Trump

Kim Jong-un reaches Singapore for the historic meet with Trump

Kim Jong-un reaches Singapore for the historic meet with Trump

Kim is also one of the most ruthless leaders in the world. April's display may have been more a show for live television. "I think we can presume that North Korea made more demands to Singapore than the United States did in terms of security".

Any nuclear deal will hinge on North Korea's willingness to allow unfettered outside inspections of the country's warheads and nuclear fuel, much of which is likely kept in a vast complex of underground facilities.

"Kim Jong Un is revered as a god-like being in his country, while outside the North, he's been subject to hostility because of the way his regime is run, and that's enough to always cause safety concerns for his officials", said Chae.

At stake at the summit are North Korea's nuclear weapons and peace on the Korean Peninsula.

"Kim Jong Un might bring good looking female bodyguards to embody a more approachable image", Ahn said. China and South Korea would have to sign off on any legal treaty. The Straits Times reported that refrigerator trucks will receive perishable supplies such as food items from the Ilyushin Il-76 at Changi Airport and transport them to St. Regis, where the North Korean leader is expected to stay.

A man identified as a North Korean security official was photographed standing outside the hotel as the motorcade approached.

They did the same for the visitor's book and the pen, the latter of which Kim did not use.

Kim Yong Chol, who has taken the lead in planning for the summit, including meetings in NY with Pompeo and at the White House with Trump, was among those in Kim's arrival party.

A direct flight from Pyongyang landed in Singapore on Saturday, raising speculation that a delegation of North Korean officials had joined an advance team headed by Kim's close aide, Kim Chang Son, who was in Singapore to prepare for the talks. Beijing is considering deploying fighter jets to escort Kim Jong Un's aircraft when it is in Chinese airspace, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said, citing an unnamed source in Beijing.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un walks with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana in Singapore June 10, 2018.

On June 8, the police force said that the venues involved in the Singapore Summit, and the areas around them, have correspondingly been designated as Enhanced Security Special Event Areas from 10 June to 14 June 2018.

Singapore's Ministry for Home Affairs has declared the summit an "Enhanced Security Special Event" under the country's Public Order Act.

The North Korean autocrat's every move will be followed by 3,000 journalists who have converged on Singapore, and by gawkers around the world, up until he shakes hands with Trump on Tuesday.

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