Trump says 'attitude' more important than preparation for N. Korea summit

Trump says 'attitude' more important than preparation for N. Korea summit

When asked about a potential invite to the United States for Kim Jong-un, Mr Trump said: "Yes, certainly if it goes well and I think it would be well received".

Earlier today, he flip-flopped when asked whether he had done much prep ahead of Tuesday, saying: 'I think I'm very well prepared. "I think it's something that all Singaporeans should look forward to and see what it brings".

"It's about attitude. It's about willingness to get things done".

Singapore's foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan is now on a two-day trip to Pyongyang, as preparations for the summit accelerate. "We don't use the term anymore because we are going into a friendly negotiation", Trump said.

Mr Trump said he believes he is well-prepared for his upcoming sit-down with Mr Kim, and added he does not believe he needs much preparation for the summit.

Still, Trump forecast that he'll know very quickly whether Kim is serious about dealing with USA demands.

"US is planning to have a good relationship with Singapore..."

Trump initially talked about a speedy "all-in-one", or one-shot, option in which North Korea gives up its arsenal soon after an agreement is reached, as the North's leader reportedly prefers a "phased, synchronized" process.

He described the offer of US concessions as "the policeman sitting across from the criminal saying, 'OK, this is what I'll give you to have you return to compliance with the law.' It shouldn't be that way". "It would be wonderful if it were".

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And by coming to Washington to see Trump for the second time in less than two months, Abe wants to be sure to get his point across to the USA president, amid the intense diplomatic flurry over the future of the Korean peninsula.

Trump said that this is something that should have been handled many years ago by other presidents.

Abe has also said he will urge Trump to raise the issue of Japanese abductees held in North Korea during his discussions with Kim.

Kim Jong Il's 34 was witnessed by 17 armed bodyguards, North Korea state media reported.

According to the English version of the Seoul newspaper Donga Ilbo, Kim Yong Chol, North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un's top aide and special envoy, "called" on Trump to "support" the nation's tentative plan for a casino in the eastern port city of Wonsan.

The meeting next week in Singapore will be the first of its kind between a leader of North Korea and a sitting president of the United States.

"He has also discussed golfing with Kim", a senior Trump administration official told The Daily Beast. Abe strongly hoped that this historic summit in Singapore will be a resounding success.

"They have revealed no evidence that President Trump has done anything wrong", he added.