Trump predicts ‘tremendous success’ for historic summit

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On Monday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the luxury Marina Bay Sands resort as part of a tour of Singapore's attractions.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's bill for his stay at the swanky St. Regis Hotel during his landmark summit with President Trump is being picked up by Singapore, the island country's foreign minister said on Monday.

Rodman announced on Twitter that he would be attending the summit in Singapore to give "whatever support is needed to my friends" referring to both Trump and Kim.

The walkabout occurred less than 12 hours before Kim's potentially world-changing day of diplomacy, when he will become the first-ever North Korean leader to meet with a sitting US President.

Details were not shared about how the discussions have progressed so far and Trump and Kim have yet to meet face-to-face.

He's also repeatedly expressed his support for a meeting between Trump and Kim - even offering to facilitate it or serve as an ambassador of sorts. At 4pm, Trump is scheduled to talk to the media and leaving Singapore at 7pm.

"I think that I brought awareness to a lot of things around the world and I think North Korea has given a lot of people the opportunity to do this conference now and I hope it's a success", Rodman told reporters.

There was no word on how Trump was spending the night before the summit.

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A United States official says Monday that the leaders will meet for up to two hours before an expanded bilateral meeting with their respective advisers.

Although gaps remain over what denuclearisation would entail, Trump sounded a positive note in a lunch meeting with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Since the first USA atomic test in the desert of New Mexico on July 16, 1945 eight countries have conducted an estimated 2,056 nuclear test explosions, mostly in the late 1950's and early 1960's - the darkest days of the Cold War, according to data from the Arms Control Association.

Trump spoke only briefly in public on Monday, forecasting a "nice" outcome.

In the past two months, he has met twice with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and twice with China's leader Xi Jinping.

Trump has said he wants to strike a deal to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons.

It's unclear what Trump and Kim might decide Tuesday.

Laboriously negotiated past nuclear deals, considered breakthroughs at the time, broke down on North Korea's extreme sensitivity to allowing in outsiders to look at whether they're dismantling their nuclear facilities, many of which are thought to be hidden.

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