Unprecedented security measures likely to surround Kim at summit

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He called Kim an "unknown personality". "He has an opportunity, the likes of which if you look in history, few people have ever had".

In the July 26, 1953 photo U.S. Army Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison Jr. of the United Nations Command Delegation is seated at a table on the left while North Korean General Nam Il sits at a table on the right.

"We might see a similar scale of security personnel from North Korea and safety protocols as we did in April, but they'll also have help from Singapore like special vehicles and agents", said Cho Seong-ryoul, senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Strategy.

"We really think North Korea will be a tremendous place in a very short period of time and we appreciate everything that's going on".

SBS News spoke to members of Australia's Korean community and others with a connection to North Korea about their hopes for the summit. "I think the USA was played by North Korea, and to some extent by South Korea", Kristof said when we met at the New York Times office this week. "It's a one-time shot and I think it's going to work out very well".

Before hastily setting off on Air Force One early from the Quebec resort summit for Tuesday's sit-down in Singapore with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, Trump spoke to a gaggle of reporters claiming the annual G-7 gathering could be reduced to "G-6 plus one". a clear knock at its neighbor Canada.

The Trump-Kim meeting be the first between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader. "He can take that nation, with those great people, and truly make it great".

"Despite the president's diplomatic progress, your media is still hating, doubting and - sadly, many [people] even - actively rooting for failure", Hannity said.

North Korea joined the nuclear non-proliferation treaty (NPT) in 1985 but suspicions grew that it was cheating on the deal.

At the same time, the USA president thinks that Kim Jong-un can make North Korea great.

Trump expressed frustration that some analysts have said Kim already has bested him simply by getting him to agree to a summit, noting that the regime released three American prisoners last month.

"Here we were, 60 miles outside of New York City, with rifles", said Peter Ticktin, a lawyer in Florida, who was in his class.

"I don't think either side can let this opportunity to go without some sort of principle agreements coming out of it that will allow for further discussions and hopefully a better position between the two countries". The president appeared exhausted and subdued, and he demeaned the press corps, calling some US news outlets "unbelievably dishonest" and "fake news" before aides pulled him away to start his journey to Southeast Asia. It was his first visit to Canada as president of the United States, and he stayed about 24 hours. "It has to know that its people can eat and that they can have the wealth that the North Korean people so richly deserve", he told Japanese broadcaster NHK.

He previously also made an appearance at the Winter Olympics in Gangneung in South Korea in February, bewildering North Korean cheerleaders who initially thought their leader had walked into a hockey stadium.