Giuliani says Kim Jong Un 'begged' for summit

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Singapore on Tuesday added its southern resort island of Sentosa to a special event area designated for next week's summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the government said.

The meeting will be held at the Capella Hotel, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted.

After Bolton referenced the "Libya model" in dealing with North Korea during an April interview, the latter reacted with a strongly worded statement about the former USA ambassador to the United Nations.

Rudy Giuliani, the former NY mayor who's now a lawyer for President Donald Trump, said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un begged the president to move forward with a planned summit after Trump abruptly canceled it in late May.

The former NY mayor, now Trump's legal adviser, said there was no choice but to cancel the summit after Kim Jong Un insulted the vice president and threatened nuclear war.

Experts have voiced concern that despite Trump's claim to be the world's greatest dealmaker, he knows little about North Korea, arms control or worldwide diplomacy.


"He's talked about it, but no final trip or plans have been made", Prince told The Post.

North Korea defends its nuclear and missile programs as a deterrent against perceived US aggression.

"We're not paying for their expenses", she said.

Trump hopes to secure a nuclear deal with the North Koreans, seeking for Kim to give up his nuclear program, though he stressed last week that the process would likely take longer than a single meeting.

The comments risked upsetting the North Koreans days before the meeting with Trump. "I think that's something people should be very aware of".

"I am getting a lot of requests from Japan and Korea", said an executive from one of the five-star hotels in Singapore. "The important thing for us is we should not be lifting any sanctions or providing any relief until we see a clear path forward on complete and irreversible denuclearisation and getting rid of the missiles, but that may take a while".

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