President Trump revealed Tuesday that he had spoken directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before their summit and said he trusts the brutal dictator - but acknowledged he may eventually admit he "made a mistake", according to a report.
U.S. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held the historic meeting between leaders of both countries on Tuesday morning in Singapore, carrying hopes to end decades of hostility and the threat of North Korea's nuclear programme.
Yet Trump and Kim have yet to agree even on how to define denuclearization of the Korean peninsula - the stated goal of the meeting.
"Wide-ranging and profound views on the issue of establishing new DPRK-US relations, the issue of building a permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean Peninsula, the issue of actualizing the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and other issues of mutual concern" will be discussed, state-run KCNA reported early Monday.
"North Korea has previously confirmed to us its willingness to denuclearize, and we are eager to see if those words prove honest", Pompeo said. "But we overcame all of them and we are here today".
Experts believe the North is close to being able to target the entire USA mainland with its nuclear-armed missiles, and while there's deep skepticism that Kim will quickly give up those hard-won nukes, there's also some hope that diplomacy can replace the animosity between the US and the North.
Entering their meeting, Trump said that he "feels really great".
He told reporters he'd know nearly immediately whether a deal could be made, saying: "I will know, just my touch, my feel".
"This is going to lead to more and more and more", Trump said.
"We're signing a very important document, a pretty comprehensive document", Trump told the waiting reporters.
The White House said the daylong summit would also include a working lunch and a larger meeting involving aides to both leaders.
Shanmugam is Singapore's Minister for Law and Home Affairs and he is responsible for ensuring security at the summit, the first between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean top leader.
The world's media had a 90 minute Q and A with Donald Trump on North Korea.
The two clasped hands for a long while Tuesday as they posed for photos in front of a row of USA and North Korean flags. We have our hostages, testing, research and all missle launches have stoped, and these pundits, who have called me wrong from the beginning, have nothing else they can say!
Trump said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "learned" from the mistake of criticising him and it's going to cost Canada "a lot of money".
"This guy wants to be around the world, he wants to come to America, he wants to enjoy his life, he wants his people to enjoy this life", said Rodman, adding that Kim is "not a dumb man".