Secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

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Trump has said his goal is to get rid of North Korea's nuclear weapons.

On Wednesday, following the announcement of the venue, the Singapore government declared the Trump-Kim summit an "Enhanced Security Special Event", under which it will enforce strict security measures at the venues and surrounding areas through spot checks and inspections.

White arches line outside the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore.

The North Korean delegation, led by Kim Chang-son, director of the North's State Affairs Commission Secretariat, considered a chief of staff to Kim Jong-un, stayed at The Fullerton Hotel, known for its proximity to the North Korean Embassy in Singapore.


Reports say that the former National Basketball Association star will be in the country prior to the president's meeting with the North Korean leader, Fox Business Network host Charles Payne provides insight on 'Your World'.

But, in testament to the president's volatile temperament, Trump is also prepared to walk out of the summit room in the first few minutes if it's not progressing to his liking, the report said.

Ahead of the summit, daily meetings continue to be held between the US and North Korea in both Singapore and Panmunjom.

Sentosa is home to palm-fringed beaches, tourist sites and some of the best golf courses in Asia and Universal Studios Singapore.


The hotel boasts a mix of colonial-style buildings and curvy modern edifices, and the resort's relative seclusion appealed to security-conscious USA and North Korean officials.

Muhammad Faizal said the gazetting of Shangri-La Hotel could mean "both hotels could serve as venues for the summit but for different purposes".

Asked at a news briefing on Monday whether the "maximum pressure" campaign would continue, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters: "We have sanctions on, they are very powerful and we would not take those sanctions off unless North Korea denuclearised".

Rodman, who fancies himself a sports ambassador to North Korea, said that he did not "want to take all the credit" for laying the groundwork for the summit.


Singapore's Foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan speaks at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers' Meeting retreat in Singapore February 6, 2018. They include those from the Blue House and Foreign Ministry.

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