"I am on my way to Singapore where we have a chance to achieve a truly wonderful result for North Korea and the World".
"We will continue to work with our global partners to strictly enforce existing sanctions until such time as North Korea turns its commitments into concrete steps towards denuclearisation". But he says if diplomacy fails to move in the right direction, the sanctions "will increase".
Earlier, the US President has expressed keenness about his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and called it a "one-time opportunity".
U.S. president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are preparing for an unprecedented summit in Singapore that could define the fate of millions as well as their own political futures.
Pompeo says there is "enormous potential" for the summit, but lowered expectations that the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula will happen after one meeting.
The North Korean despot is now making a rare public appearance ahead of tomorrow's summit with Donald Trump, touring Singapore's handsome waterfront tourist sites this evening.
Kim also met Lee on Sunday, after arriving in Singapore. But U.S. officials have since avoided such lofty declarations.
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Though she's only been a royal since her May 19 wedding to Prince Harry , breaking protocol is nothing new for Meghan . Princess Charlotte on the other hand was blissfully unaware and too busy clapping along at her third parade to notice.
Kim was heard telling Trump through a translator: "I think the entire world is watching this moment".
Also on Monday, senior North Korean and USA diplomats held last-minute talks here to come up with a draft agreement to be presented to the leaders of the two countries during the summit. As they entered, Trump injected some levity to the day's extraordinary events, saying: "Getting a good picture everybody?"
While advisers insist Trump has been reviewing briefing materials, he says his gut instincts will matter most when he gets in the room with Kim.
President Donald Trump called the leaders of South Korea and Japan Monday ahead of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Pompeo also said Tuesday's meeting presents a test of Kim's willingness to agree to deal his nuclear weapons away for "protections" from the United States.
Michael Kovrig, a senior adviser for northeast Asia at the International Crisis Group, said Pompeo's comment that Trump "recognised Chairman Kim's desire for security" signalled that the U.S. may offer formal security guarantees to Pyongyang in exchange for nuclear disarmament.
Kim would exchange "wide-ranging and profound views" on issues including "building a permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean peninsula" and "realising the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula", it added.
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He also said the US had a trade deficit of $17 billion with Canada, though he implied that it might be as large as $100 billion. John McCain, who is often aligned with Graham, pushed back Saturday against Trump's refusal to sign the G-7 statement .
President Donald Trump has thanked the prime minister of Singapore for hosting Tuesday's historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
But in the lead up to the historic summit, several analysts have pointed out that the Trump administration doesn't have a clear plan for how it will approach the discussions, and that both sides of the negotiating table have very different ideas about what "denuclearization" means.
Experts believe the North is close to being able to target the entire U.S. mainland with its nuclear-armed missiles, and while there's deep scepticism that Kim will quickly give up those weapons, there is also some hope that diplomacy can replace the animosity between the U.S. and the North. "The great risk is that Kim badly botches his meeting with Trump, other North Korean officials seem to be stalling, and the United States delegation gets the sense they are being taken advantage of".
"We have a very interesting meeting in particular tomorrow, and I think things can work out very nicely", Trump said.
Whatever the results, it will be one of the more unusual summits in recent history as a flamboyant, often erratic USA president gets a close-up look at a hereditary socialist despot who sits on a nuclear weapons program. The previous USA stance, said Bruce Klingner of the Heritage Foundation, was that "we don't deploy a president to negotiate a treaty, we deploy a president to sign a treaty where we know where every piece of punctuation is on that piece of paper".
North Korea blasted Pence's remarks as "ignorant and stupid", sparking the cancellation of the planned Trump-Kim meeting.
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