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“this moment. both will come out of this fine. i think they are feeling good. confident men who have done preparation, though trump, not much, kim, more. the japanese preparation, though trump, not much, kim, more. thejapanese and preparation, though trump, not much, kim, more. the japanese and south koreans are feeling nervous, though. they are wondering if donald trump will throw them under the bus like did at the g7. he has a taste for it at the moment. while i think trump and kim are confident this morning, many have a lot to lose. we are going to stay with these pictures on sentosa island, you're watching special coverage of the kim jong—un and donald trump summit in singapore live on bbc news. this is the island of sentosa, the capella hotel, it spans a vast area, the foreground of the hotel and the foyer we saw a short time ago, a hugely symbolic moment, seeing the
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united states flag side—by—side with the north korean flag. who would have thought that this was possible, not just a few weeks have thought that this was possible, notjust a few weeks ago, months ago, but decades ago? that's right. this is what a lot of us that's right. this is what a lot of us in the analyst community think the north koreans want from this, the north koreans want from this, the symbolism, north korean imagery next to american imagery, the flags and the handshakes and it validates north korea as distinct and independent from south korea, making the division more permanent, some recognition. the north korean flag next to the american flag, something ofa next to the american flag, something of a recognition of one of the worst countries in the world to be honest. amnesty international and human rights reports from the un about north korea paint it as an awful place. that's a big achievement, that shot, with the flags. regime change has been spoken about in north korea after the death of kim jong il, kim jong—un‘s
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north korea after the death of kim jong il, kimjong—un‘s father, we know the status quo was maintained for the following six years and we fast forward to this moment, james, describe for me how much of a difference this truly is for north korea? we also understand that the state newspaper is covering this now, front—page addition, showing kim jong—un doing the now, front—page addition, showing kimjong—un doing the rounds in singapore last night. this is something? this is an apocryphal change. in civil terms, why didn't kim ever leave north korea, it wasn't just his rubbish kim ever leave north korea, it wasn'tjust his rubbish plane, but if he left, someone could chuck him out ina if he left, someone could chuck him out in a coup. even the fact that he is here shows enormous self—confidence. even though donald trump has been a large part of this risky approach, lots of it is kim, he killed his half brother and uncle and loads of other people and now he feels relatively secure and he has decided the time is... he got his big missile and now he has decided the time is to move from nuclear
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state to economic reform state. that's a big change and that's why he is here, he thinks it's in his interest and he is secure enough to ta ke interest and he is secure enough to take the risk. let's remind viewers, kimjong—un, take the risk. let's remind viewers, kim jong—un, this is the furthest he has been from north korea, aside from the trips he has made to china. he has been to switzerland as a student. yes, as leader, though, but he studied in switzerland, protected ina bubble, he studied in switzerland, protected in a bubble, but escaping from that bubble, his father never left north korea. we understand he used to spend most of his time in his residence drinking cognac if you wa nt residence drinking cognac if you want those media speculative reports keeping himself to himself. last night i and some colleagues were having a drink on the roof of one of the hotels overlooking the bay like tourists and kim was doing the same, he went to the roof of the marina bay sands with some singaporean ministers, he wanted to see the sights and have a hand of black black or something like that, he has, is having as much fun as anyone
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—— blackjack. wading through the crowds and seeing the big grins was uncomfortable for many who know this isa uncomfortable for many who know this is a brutal dictator —— waving. 200,000 political prisoners in north korea. ethically it's tricky to negotiate with north korea sol would like this done stra ig htforwa rdly would like this done straightforwardly and professionally with minimal smiles and laughing, because that symbolises approval and we know we have to talk to north korea, we don't want to go back to conflict and fire and fury, we have to talk but let's do it in a professional, straightfaced manner. that's my concern with the president's personal is, building this report will give you joviality, that's what people are worried about because we aren't meant to approve of the way north korea runs itself. we want them to change and be less awful and then we can build the familiarity and friendly rapport. they are that gulag, gangster state, like they keep saying. if you take the change, this is the moment when
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we saw kim going across the dmz to meet his counterpart at a time ago and he looked like this cuddly teddy bear, he was jolly and smiling, and he looked like this cuddly teddy bear, he wasjolly and smiling, and in an extraordinary moment the perception of changed from murderous dictator to a man you could do business with him. a remarkable change of people's perceptions of kim that has allowed this. they want that, normalisation, a normal leader, not a weird uncle in the attic but a normal guy that goes to restaurants. we covered that when, if my memory serves correct, that extended his hand to moonjae—in to bring him over to his side, which is unprecedented. we're talking in that language today because of course this is historic, the meeting of two. rupert wingfield—hayes is on sentosa for us. just a short time ago you saw that motorcade carrying donald trump making its way into the
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hotel where the two men are now? yes, good morning, babita. we are on the causeway that runs from singapore island to sentosa island behind me and we saw first donald trump come through at around 8:15 a.m., his very large convoy of cars, including his two presidential limousines, going down the road behind me and about 15 minutes later we saw kim jong—un‘s convoy passing here. we're now waiting to see their arrival at the capella hotel, we can see live pictures from the capella hotel, there's a red carpet laid out. there are us and north korean flags, an amazing sight to see the american star—spangled banner right next door to... in the entrance way to the capella hotel, the dprk flag, north korea flag, the us flag, over and again and the red carpet for the two lea d e rs and again and the red carpet for the two leaders to presumably walk down as they enter in the next two minutes. we expect the welcoming ceremony to take place any time in
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the next ten minutes. this is extraordinary, extraordinary scenes. this is a moment the world has waited for for 70 years, at least since 1973 and the end of the korean war. it's all so we should remember a moment the north korean regime, not just a moment the north korean regime, notjust kim a moment the north korean regime, not just kim jong—un, but a moment the north korean regime, notjust kimjong—un, but his a moment the north korean regime, notjust kim jong—un, but his father before him, kim il—sung, have yearned for for many decades —— kim jong il. kim jong yearned for for many decades —— kim jong il. kimjong iltry yearned for for many decades —— kim jong il. kimjong il try to get a meeting with president bill clinton in the 90s and he wanted bill clinton to go to pyongyang to hold a summit at the end of the 90s, it never happened, it was very close. now his son and successor, kim jong—un, is getting that face—to—face meeting with a us president here today. rupert, thank you. we are pausing for the moment to ta ke we are pausing for the moment to take stock of what we are seeing here right now. this is the scene on sentosa island outside the capella
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hotel, the large white resort hotel, the luxury hotel, with a motorcade that's just pulling through. we understand that to be carrying the north korean leader, kimjong—un. there the delegation greeting him and they are expecting president kim to leave here now. there he is. walking through the doors of the capella hotel. here on the island of sentosa in singapore. looking very serious. not so much of the smiley face that we saw last night when he went on a walkabout in the town. the delegation making their way in. less than seven minutes to go until the official start of this historic summit. we will be interested to see whether or not we're going to get
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the same kind of shot of donald trump walking in, as wejust the same kind of shot of donald trump walking in, as we just didn't there with the north korean leader, into the doors of the hotel. as we heard from rupert wingfield—hayes on the island, we saw the motorcade heading across the bridge from singapore city to sentosa. the sentosa gateway taking him. that was around 8:10am and we think we may well see another car pulling up carrying the us president. rupert, you're watching this with me, and we're seeing a serious looking concentrated face it's fair to say from kim jong—un as he concentrated face it's fair to say from kimjong—un as he enters concentrated face it's fair to say from kim jong—un as he enters the hotel? . absolutely, iagree . absolutely, i agree with you. be smiling as he went on his walk around around singapore last night —— he was smiling. jovial taking selfies with the foreign minister of singapore. extraordinary scenes given this is a few months as he was
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considered the world's number one pariah. a serious face today. lots of observers would say that north korea has played its meagre hand extremely well to get here. of course, lots of credit needs to go to —— man as well, but a young man, a reasonably inexperienced leader. —— needs to go to donald trump as well. he's only 34. this is probably the biggest moment of his life. perhaps when he took over from his father in 2011 that was a huge shock for him. this is a big moment for north korea may be the biggest, and him, in his six years of leadership. this could be a lifting of sanctions, engagement with the world, investment going into this country if we believe what he says about wanting to raise the economy of north korea. but it is a very difficult and delicate negotiation he faces with quite a tempestuous us
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leader. we've seen him at the g7 in the last few days, really causing great disruption amongst his friends and allies. how to handle donald trump will inevitably be right at the front of kim jong—un‘s mind, what is his negotiating strategy? how is he going to engage with this man he's never met before? i'm sure that's all going through his mind right now. and, rupert, we also now look to what's going to happen in the next few minutes. 4.5 minutes to go until the start of this summit between the two leaders. staying with these scenes live at the capella hotel on sentosa island. an historic moment to see those flags side—by—side of the north korean regime and the united states as well. we understand, a short time ago we saw kim jong—un walking through the main door, the courtyard of the hotel. we
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understand he will make his way through the corridor into a library, this is what we're hearing, for a 1-to-1 this is what we're hearing, for a 1—to—1 conversation with donald trump. translators will be present there. it will be the two men and their translators for this brief conversation before we understand an expanded bilateral meeting will take place and that's when we will get to the heart of the details and the substance of whether or not that much talked about denuclearisation will take place and, in turn, of course, what north korea will give up course, what north korea will give up in return if they meet what donald trump has always asked for, and his team, we were hearing from the us secretary of state yesterday, mike pompeo, the unconditional release of their nuclear weapons. the word there kept coming up yesterday. the ability to verify the fa ct yesterday. the ability to verify the fact there are nuclear weapons have been handed over and also the fact they no longer have any power to produce more, of course. we will
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undoubtedly get more on this in the coming moments, minutes, hours to come. rupert, you said a short time ago, you understand this is going to be the high—level talks, short in themselves, because the two leaders are leaving at different times today? that's right. as you said, they're going to go into this library and have this one—on—one meeting together starting in the next few minutes supposedly. that in itself is againa minutes supposedly. that in itself is again a really extraordinary thing because two leaders who are enemies, who have never met before, to go into a room together alone just with translators is something that... i'm not saying it's unprecedented, i think ronald reagan did it with mikhail gorbachev in the 19805, did it with mikhail gorbachev in the 1980s, but did it with mikhail gorbachev in the 19805, but it did it with mikhail gorbachev in the 1980s, but it is a pretty unusual way to handle this sort of diplomacy. but that is donald trump's we. he believes that he is the sort of guy that can do deals
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that other people can't do and that it is his... ijust saw the pictures here, we've got another arrival. no, sorry, that's a repeat of kim jong—un arriving on local television. forgive me, rupert, forgive me for interrupting, i think we're watching live pictures on sentosa with another motorcade, just getting confirmation... yes, this is a live shot, the american flag, giving away, of course, who is inside the cars that you can see here. one after the other after the other. the middle one will stop outside the doors of the capella hotel carrying, of course, president trump. here he is about to exit the vehicle and make his way to the front doors of the capella hotel, exactly before the official summit begins. here he is. way. donald trump there making his way,
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as concentrated a face as the north korean leader, who made his way there just a few minutes before him. breaking news. we have special coverage live drum singapore and sentosa island with us president donald trump a short time ago, in the last five seconds, arriving for this historic summit with north korean leader kim jong—un, this historic summit with north korean leader kimjong—un, with this historic summit with north korean leader kim jong—un, with a motorcadejust korean leader kim jong—un, with a motorcade just arriving outside of the hotel 2.5 minutes before donald walked in. we

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