Even as teams of advance staffers survey ornate hotel ballrooms in Singapore for the June 12 encounter, some of the President's advisers privately say the chances of the talks occurring grew slimmer after North Korea adopted a harsher tone toward the U.S. last week and raised questions about Kim's commitment to, and definition of, denuclearization.
Last week, North Korea had threatened to cancel the meeting, blaming the United States demands for "unilateral nuclear abandonment".
Now that tensions are flaring up again, Moon is on the hook to convince the US that North Korea really does want to reach a diplomatic agreement.
Regarding some American media reports that Trump and his aides were skeptical of the outcome of the Trump-Kim summit considering North Korea's flip-flopping attitude, Chung said Seoul officials have not felt such skepticism so far in their contacts with Washington officials.
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"China must continue to be strong & tight on the Border of North Korea until a deal is made", Trump said on Twitter on Monday.
In a sense, the Moon-Trump discussions - especially about the terms on which the North will denuclearise - and North Korea's response to their agreement might determine the fate of the denuclearisation talks. "It doesn't look like they want to denuclearize at all", one USA official told The Washington Post, after Trump made a frantic call to Moon. This first ministerial visit from India to North Korea in almost two decades was at the invitation of the North Korean government, but comes at a time when developments in the region have the potential to bring in a fundamental realignment in the balance of power. The United States and South Korea, on the other hand, have insisted the drills are purely for defense purposes, and part of their 1953 mutual defense agreement.
"I don't think President Trump is thinking about public relations, he's thinking about peace", the vice-president said. The posture of both leaders shows Trump leaning forward as Kim leans back accentuating his chins.
President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook disembark from a plane after arriving at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Tuesday, for Moon's summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.
The US has always been aware of North Korea's prowess in cyberspace.
After mulling the rhetoric for the past week, White House officials now believe Kim was attempting to test Trump's willingness to make concessions ahead of the summit, according to a U.S. official. Trump allies have said a nuclear deal with North Korea should get the president the Nobel Peace Prize. It's unclear what will happen to them now that the White House National Security Council has eliminated the role of cyber coordinator under national security adviser John Bolton.