Singapore to restrict airspace during US-North Korea summit

Glen Norman
June 8, 2018

A long-discussed summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump has been tentatively scheduled to take place on June 12 in Singapore at 9 am, the White House said on Monday.

Rodman has made multiple visits to North Korea and met with Kim at least three times. Who's going to pay for Kim Jong Un's hotel stay?

North Korea is believed to favour a phased denuclearisation, where economic benefits will come into effect alongside a rolling back of its nuclear programme.

The legendary rebounder - who played from 1986 to 2000 for the Pistons, the Spurs, the Bulls, the Lakers and the Mavericks - has previously said that he would have liked to "straighten things out" between Kim and the US amid nuclear tensions, but also admitted that the dictator was "probably a madman".

Donald Trump said he didn't want to use the term "maximum pressure" any more, because the two sides were 'getting along'. "We are talking about the installation of a gas pipeline", the Russian president said.

In an April interview with TMZ, Rodman said Kim did not understand the president until he gave him a copy of Mr Trump's ghost-written book The Art of the Deal for his birthday in 2017. I don't want to sit there and say, 'I did this, I did that.' That's not my intention.

Trump aims to persuade the North Korean dictator to give up his country's nuclear arsenal in exchange for relief from US economic sanctions.

Two people familiar with the relationship between Pompeo and Bolton said Pompeo is skeptical of Bolton and does not trust his views on dealing with North Korea.

Trump told reporters at an Oval Office event that plans for what will be the first meeting between a serving USA president and a North Korean leader, were "moving along very well".

The leaders will meet in the luxurious Capella Hotel, which can be more easily secured than other parts of the city-state as it is distant from population centres.

But Sentosa Island - now home to beaches, luxury hotels, casinos and golf courses - used to be a Japanese camp for British and Australian prisoners-of-war during World War II.

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