Kim Jong-un's Interpreter in the Spotlight

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At the very least there were expectations (or strong desires) that this summit would establish a mutual understanding of what the U.S. considers the core issue: what "denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula" actually means, especially with respect to South Korea and the role of USA extended deterrence.

Kim and Trump are presented as the central figures in the trailer, with the chance to remake the world and change history.

"A handshake is no substitute for a binding, verifiable deal", Warren said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

"The good news is that longtime adversaries have shown that they can talk and now the White House has a channel with the top leader in Pyongyang", Mr. Cronin told The Washington Times.

"North Korea is a small and weak country surrounded by big powers and that has made North Koreans paranoid about their own national security and develop nuclear weapons, " said Yoon, speaking on Bloomberg Television. "Denuclearization of North Korea" and "denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" mean very different things.

Trump will also speak with reporters in Singapore before departing for home.

Mr Trump said Mr Kim and other senior members of the North Korean delegation huddled around an iPad to watch the video, which looked like it has been made using generic stock images and news clips. At the time, North Korea had begun turning its nuclear fuel into warheads.

North Korea is believed to possess more than 50 nuclear warheads, with its atomic program spread across more than 100 sites constructed over decades to evade worldwide inspections.

But Tuesday's meeting was as much about theatrics as the details of a deal.

The U.S. president brushed off questions about his public embrace of the autocrat whose people have been oppressed for decades.

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"You couldn't have a [more] stark difference between the last 25 years of handling this problem and the last 500 days", Gorka said.

"We are going to get out of the war games that cost so much money", he said referring to the USA participation in joint military exercises with South Korea. In the statement, the leaders outlined four commitments: establishing relations, building a "lasting a stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula", working toward denuclearization and recovering POW/MIA remains. "Think of it from the real estate perspective".

-North Korea summit in Singapore Tuesday.

"There can only be two results: one of moving back, or one of moving forward", the narrator says.

A few other conservatives expressed dismay at seeing the USA and North Korean flags side-by-side, and viewed Mr Trump's solicitous manner and warm words for Mr Kim as too much, given his nation's history of human rights violations.

Trump's scorecard is far more mixed.

"The discussions between the United States and North Korea are ongoing and have moved more quickly than expected", the White House said in a statement.

The Kim-Trump summit meeting centred on nuclear disarmament and reducing tensions concluded with a one-page agreement.

The North has faced crippling diplomatic and economic sanctions for years as it has advanced development of its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

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