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She said Sung Kim, the US ambassador to the Philippines, who has taken the lead on policy negotiations with the North, was set to hold a working group with a North Korean delegation at 10 a.m. Monday.

"Dangerous regimes should denuclearize", Netanyahu told the AJC Global Forum, whose members gathered in Jerusalem before Tuesday's meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

For the North, Kim Jong Un has already won a huge propaganda bonus by merely having the summit and sitting down as an equal with the USA president, an accomplishment his father and grandfather sought but could never realize.

U.S. and North Korean officials are set to meet Monday morning in Singapore to make final preparations for Tuesday's meeting. Some experts, including CBS News' Bob Carlin, have said it could take as long as 15 years for North Korea to completely wind down its nuclear and missile program, which is estimated to include enough material for 25 to 30 nuclear weapons.

The United States and North Korea have been in a technical state of war for decades after the eruption of the 1950-1953 Korean War, which pitted U.S. -led U.N. troops backing Seoul against Pyongyang's forces that were aided by China.

The North Korean leader reportedly arrived at Changi Airport in Singapore Sunday afternoon, where he was met by the Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan.

Footage showed the bodyguards jogging next to the auto, complete with tinted windows and two large North Korean flags fluttering on the hood, as they escorted Kim to the closely guarded St. Regis Hotel where he is staying.

Word does get around, however, and the prospect of a meeting between Kim and Trump had already been on the public's radar.

When he previously appeared at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea with the same Donald Trump lookalike, he was escorted out by security after waving and dancing in front of North Korea's cheerleaders. "This is a very major operation because it's a high-profile meeting and we can not afford to have anything go wrong", he added.


Travelling with him were top officials including foreign minister Ri Yong Ho, defence minister No Kwang Chol and Kim Yong Chol, a close aide who has been instrumental in the diplomacy that culminated in Tuesday's summit.

Trump descended from Air Force One into the steamy Singapore night, greeting officials and declaring he felt "very good", before he was whisked away to his hotel, driving along a route lined with police and photo-snapping onlookers.

Kim arrived a few hours earlier to meet with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Sources told CNN that United States officials have established a contingency plan for a potential second day of discussions between Trump and Kim depending on the direction of their planned meeting on June 12.

After North Korea carried out a series of long-range missile tests that potentially put the USA mainland in range of a nuclear strike, Trump promised to respond with "fire and fury".

Mr Trump could also consider opening an American embassy in Pyongyang, the report said.

It will be the first time that a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader have met.

It initially was meant to rid the North of its weapons, to forge the "complete denuclearization" of the country.

Those points were echoed in Monday's media coverage, which stressed that the talks with Trump would be focused on forging a relationship that is more in tune with what it called changing times - most likely meaning the North's new status as a nuclear weapons state - its desire for a mechanism to ensure a lasting a durable peace on the Korean Peninsula and, finally, denuclearization.


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