World leaders have failed to resolve major differences with Donald Trump over trade at the G7 summit in Canada. Kim Jong-un, meanwhile, is pursuing a long-sought North Korean demand for a treaty that may be aimed at getting United States troops off the Korean Peninsula and, eventually, paving the way for a North Korean-led unified Korea. "It's a one-time shot", he said at a press conference, adding that the North Koreans had been working "very well with us" ahead of the summit.
He appeared at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics alongside a Donald Trump lookalike, and the duo are set to take part in an alternative summit ahead of Tuesday's meeting between the United States president and Kim.
For the first time, a sitting U.S. President will meet the North Korean Chairman.
"I think President Trump signed onto this thinking that he was going to ride in on a white horse to Singapore, accept a bunch of nuclear warheads, and problem solved", Kristof says.
"We have to get denuclearization, we have to get something going". "I don't think Gen. Douglas MacArthur would like that too much". And if I think it won't happen, I'm not going to waste my time. And if I think it won't happen, I'm not gonna waste my time - I don't want to waste his time. "I very much look forward to it", he said.
South Korea and China, rattled by the ratcheting tensions, signed on to tougher and more restrictive US -led sanctions.
A woman walks past a cannon barrel stuffed with flowers in a symbolic gesture of peace at Fort Siloso in Singapore, as preparations continue for Tuesday's Trump-Kim summit.
On rating G7 friendships: "I would say that the level of relationship is a 10".
Chen Ziyang, 28, who was queueing for a picture, said the impersonators had "almost 99 percent resemblance to the real Kim and Trump".
His administration had previously suggested its goal is for Kim to immediately denuclearize, but Trump in recent weeks has appeared to scale back his expectations for the meeting.
"I have a clear objective but I have to say it's going to be something that will always be spur of the moment", Trump said, of his approach to the meeting and attempts to establish peace with a reclusive, authoritarian and nuclear-armed regime. And we appreciate everything that's going on. We've had hawkish policies, we've had sanctions and so on, they don't work.
Watch Susan Ormiston's interview with Nicholas Kristof about the U.S. President Trump can not fully suspend sanctions on North Korea unless North Korea agrees to key reforms.
"Thank you for all the donations you have been making to North Korea, well, me". In 1962, during Mr. Trump's junior year, the United States and the Soviet Union nearly went to war after the Soviet leader, Nikita S. Khrushchev, shipped missiles to Cuba to be pointed at American territory.
North Korea's catastrophic human rights record is inextricably linked with the threat of its nuclear weapons, and addressing those abuses can not be avoided.