Kim Jong Un goes for surprise nighttime walk ahead of summit

US President Donald Trump gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore

Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong accompanied her brother to the historic summit in Singapore, but in separate flights amid security concerns by the secretive regime, according to multiple reports.

"It's incredible, when I said those things, when I said those damn things, when I went back home I got so many death threats", a tearful Rodman told CNN's Chris Cuomo while wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat.

"We had a historic meeting and chose to leave the past behind and we are about to sign the historic document", Kim said through a translator.

Trump is hoping to make a legacy-defining deal that some say could earn him a Nobel Peace Prize. There was a past that grabbed our ankles and wrong prejudices and practices that at times covered our eyes and ears.

Former President Barack Obama was known to occasionally hold impromptu chats with leaders on the sidelines of major global summits, with only their translators at their sides. He has not given up a single nuclear bomb, he's not given up a single ICBM, he's not given up any of his nuclear infrastructure.

Reacting to the news of the two leaders meeting, basketball star and unlikely North Korea envoy Dennis Rodman, who is also in Singapore, said holding the summit was the right thing to do.

"The deep-rooted hostile relationship and the North Korean nuclear issue can not be resolved in one single action in a meeting between leaders", the president said after the cabinet meeting on Monday.

Details were not shared about how the discussions have progressed so far and Trump and Kim have yet to meet face-to-face. His sessions with Kim amounted to the most robust contact ever between the United States and the North Korean leader, providing critical information about a man about whom little is known.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with US President Donald Trump at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore
Kim Jong Un goes for surprise nighttime walk ahead of summit

But there is established precedent for presidents meeting privately with foreign leaders - including foes - with only interpreters.

It's Kim's pursuit of nuclear weapons that gives his meeting with Trump such high stakes. "We will all know soon whether or not a real deal, unlike those of the past, can happen!" he wrote.

The one-on-one meeting lasted for about 30 minutes and was followed by a bigger group meeting that included Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Adviser John Bolton. Seoul lives under constant threat of an attack by North Korea, and the country's leadership has been adamantly promoting diplomatic talks in order to avoid a full-blown conflict, especially as Pyongyang appeared closer to developing a nuclear weapon that could fit on an intercontinental ballistic missile.

The president planned to stop in Guam and Hawaii on the way back to Washington.

After briefly moving away from the media glare, Mr Kim and Mr Trump reappeared, walking together along a balcony and posing for pictures.

Kim Yo Jong seen Monday night during the mini tour around Singapore.

Pompeo also said that Trump had called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean president Moon Jae-in. Or, it could amount to little more than a much-photographed handshake.

Asked by a reporter how the meeting was going, Trump said: "Very good".

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