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going to bring. to school and washington bureau chief alex on a phenomena who's following the story for us in singapore alexandra there's been more than a year of heated rhetoric between trump and kim and it's so easy to forget that now that they're holding these talks we saw smiles and a warm handshake is this a real push for peace or is it a certain type of brinksmanship going on between these two. well i think the truth is that it is a gamble of course and we don't know what the outcome of these meetings are going to be and i talked to members of the former. state told me of course what we all know that it takes months sometimes years to prefer such a summit and also told me that every single president before a trial could have had such a meeting but all of them decided against it because the conditions were not right
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but they also told me that trump is a different president so why not try and nothing has worked with north korea so this is a new attempt to contain the north korean regime and to reach this goal of the nuclearization so it's could be in the end successful and what we are hearing right now from the white house is that the first encounter between kim jong un and us presidents trump is over after forty eight minutes and the president's words quote saying it's went very well he also said something like excellent relationship and now all of that to the again sions are sitting together in an expanded by a literal meeting in which on the side of the u.s. secretary pompei or national security adviser bolton and also white house chief of staff john kelly all of them are taking participating in this meeting as
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well as this really read the president is a president unlike one that we've seen certainly recently and he has boasted that he will know immediately whether a deal can be reached with cameron as you said their initial meeting is now over and we know that trump can sometimes be uncompromising and he certainly has a very specific high goal coming in here with the nuclearization do you think that trump is really ready to hold hands with north korea or just a handshake. well i think that's. it's really interested in making this summit success which is you just have to watch him when the reporters ask him whether he would soon deserve the nobel peace prize so if he's very eager to he was very eager to have this summit he really wants to achieve something he is not someone who is very into being through purt into reading a lot of pages into listening to long brief eeks briefings but he apparently was
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very interested in learning what kind of person kim is because he is really interested in having a ship with kim jong in believing that having a good report could be a good condition for solving this crisis. yes we certainly have heard from saying well i don't think i should get the nobel prize but everyone else thinks i should get the nobel prize that of course everyone was speculating that this whole summit might go into overtime and president trump has now announced that he's got actually going to be leaving the meeting early should we read anything into that especially based on how we see it going now. no i don't think so it seems really to go very well from what we saw so far so they are still talking and that's a good thing because the diplomacy has a chance and that's of course something different and who have who would have
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imagined that only a few months ago when kim and strum were trading barbs threatening each with and he lay ssion so that's a good development i think and of course then we have to see what the real what's the real outcome will be out of this meeting over there will be a document signed by kim jong un and stone all over there will be only a statement by the u.s. president of course for him it's very important to be successful he here and something that would look very successful would be the case if kim jong un would say that he's ready to let inspectors into the country or when he would say that he is ready maybe to destroy one more nuclear sites. easy to forget just a year ago less than a year ago trump was calling kim rocket man and kim was threatening to attack the u.s. territory of guam in the pacific alexandra let's not talk about denuclearization
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which we know is the big topic on the table here today do the u.s. and north korea have the same idea about what denuclearization entails. well in the fast in the past they didn't for us it's quite clear what they want to achieve what they want to achieve it is total complete verifiable and irreversible de-nuclearization of north korea but the north koreans have always seen it in a different way they were talking about the duke there is asian of the north korean peninsula and they were referring to the you as capability to use military weapons to protect its allies south korea and japan and to. attack north korea so that is what north korea is thinking about when they are talking about denuclearization so quiet different definition that will be interesting were they
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come to can come together because this is really the key issue the crux of their talks. and we're going to come back to our washington bureau chief. shortly for now let's take a look at what's behind all this and maybe all smiles and handshakes now but the path to the summit has been far from smooth indeed donald trump and kim jong un initially both seem determined to escalate tensions to a quite terrifying level let's take a look at how we went from that to this today. from foes to friends the road to the historic summit in singapore has been more than a little rocky. and exchange of insults followed after north korea repeatedly tested long range missiles infuriating the u.s. president little rocket man little rocket man rocket man is
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a sick puppy. when pyongyang announced an august last year it was close to developing a missile capable of reaching the u.s. trump responded with a threat of biblical proportions. they will be met with fire and fury. like the world has never see. kim jong un oncet by calling the u.s. president a mentor need to range don't taunt. and the war of words culminated in a contest over who had the biggest nuclear button. but then in february a change of. the ice between north and south korea thought at the winter olympics and pyongyang extended an invitation to donald trump you know i'll be meeting with kim jong un in the coming weeks at the end of a proof the leaders of north and south korea met for the first time kim jong un crossed into the south. and when jay in crossed into the north they agreed to
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have continued theorising the korean peninsula. in a pyongyang extended another all of branch and released three american prisoners i think he did this because i really think he wants to do this up thing again two weeks later kim jong un appeared to make good on a promise detonating parts of his only no nuclear testing site. then washington through a curveball citing hostility and recent north korean comments. decided to terminate the planned summit in singapore in june twelfth. just one day later and now the turnaround the meeting might be back on trump's explanation. everybody you know that. after a flurry of diplomatic activity including a visit by
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a top north korean envoy to the white house plans for the historic summit. now the world is waiting to see whether in that first face to face meeting the two leaders can move on from that for tat rhetoric and produce meaningful results. i'm joined now here in the studio by bad guy he is the head of the is a program at the german council on foreign relations of bands are seeing the summit go on we saw a fairly positive start to it was miles now that they're in there they're larger bilateral meeting how are you feeling about what the outcome of the is going to be . i think there are a half in the green meant at the end of the day where they will have a statement about a number of these asian off their relation which is something new in the past trust building and reproaching was taking place between south korea and north korea and it seems that now the u.s. and north korea contacting each other directly to try to introduce measures to deal
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with each other and trust so that they can actually go to the next steps of the nuclear was asian and building security kind of to say this is a pretty remarkably fast for aggression that we've gone from decades of basically a cold war between the u.s. and north korea says suddenly the two leaders coming together shaking hands and sitting down to talk to each other they're very concerned about some allies however that this is all that happening far too quickly and that not enough preparation has gone into it as we've heard from our correspondents in singapore what do you think do you share that view world view patients in the future that's for sure there will be a long process and the nucleus ration they will not give up the nuclear weapons overnight and it's a process of how to decommission all the different facilities out of commission all the weapons how to. verify or that things really happened and this is something where you're not even capacities exist in the country when you look at the case of
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iran there was training there were changes over years before the new series even started so they will have to get into that and on the other hand there will of course by just just the duty gritty of coming together and building trust which happens through there's a process of security building but also himself has said that he hasn't done much preparation and he's made a point of saying that he hasn't done much preparation so he's going to be relying on his instincts in that whole know right away within the first minute of the summit will be successful what's your reaction to him going into such a historically fraught situation was just as instincts were thing that. a lot of showmanship there have been consultations before and compare what has been the north korea to being consultations among the diplomats so because this is not a case of try again fail again fail better this is their only shot they have before north korea has been fully having real nuclear capabilities so some process has to
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come from this what's happening now. right and we have we're going to get to the view on the summit. in the moon a professor for global strategy at the university of california and co coven are of the asia pacific leadership network for nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament we have a exclusive one on one interview for him let's take a look at that. here's. just broke through kind of. the scan from two in the sewer and they're really sure where you are in the south korea and north korea trying to push through every country in the south korean president you seem to have a few he didn't have any. and then. maybe twenty six you're going to have a good movie and couldn't see him who. returns next year there was
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a me most in the south even. though he was a kinder sometimes you do the consensus and. hope is the one being the message has been tried and by the person trying to say to me jr told him the simple. made fifteen to one board strongly suggested the possibility of them and then for. instance he. can give one who decides the best chance to give a listen to your we want to be bush usually equal we want to some kind of mutual respect there was a plane goes into a very clear message from washington we are there. for you. we are ready to further negotiation from communicating so you said the north signal
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we're not backing for that meeting ocean so what's the reward ever where that was exactly what trumps obvious to trans advisor would it giuliani said good. job almost begging to have the meeting and he was on his knees and his hands not huge ready made a wrong. i think he read the thread great going to. instance and encourages the mouse. and. this is silly there's still this double trouble as he claims or as to the only claim in a stronger position compared to pee in general. at the negotiation table now because natural. americas are more than a thousand you can have bombs however north korea has an emotive term capability but it doesn't matter no matter how powerful us one moment no matter how fred north
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korea even when they have a negotiation they should have a mutual respect dead in the most important key to success of negotiations so what could be the first option on the table we give you that and we get that indeed it was amusing part. nuclear bombs if this is present trump would be asking him to get rid of the nuclear bomb and i said mia but if you do that i mean all you bought all it wants or not is up to do any washing and then us will be saying that look you had more than twenty gear couldn't pick up the big. but even north korea makes a very fundamental post that. i'm going to be about nuclear bombs at the beginning. then that will be a big progress but for concessions you know if in there you hold the pen up in what
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the president trump wanted to give to north korea in return what would that be. recognition of the north korean system or in that their current pickle or a declaring the end of the korean war on the korean peninsula or non-aggression treaty. even normalization of course and people make no magician will point side with the complete body phile and irreversible dismantling of nuclear weapons and methods and facilities then may come to the us but if north korea shows very sincere at toward the de-nuclearization normally dition can go ahead. completely in the condition of north korea. that was professor chung in moon who is a special advisor south korean president in the area of foreign affairs and national security so about there was a lot in that interview what stuck out to you the most. definitely true that the
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negotiations are such a very difficult because that it's two completely and they've been partners you have the u.s. as a world leading power and you have a small country that happens to have a bomb in the past these negotiations didn't go very well because there was only one party taking their orders and the other one demanding and the only thing that north korea wanted and i think that's why the escalation happened last year they wanted to discuss on the equal footing and that i think they were a chief well you know the question is what what can the u.s. doing the thing that's why we have all these showmanship along these meetings they still have to display some kind of strength but in the meetings they really have to just go through his use make concessions on both sides and find a way how both sides can deliver in this kind of conflict now of course we're seeing these pictures of the u.s. and the north korean flags side by side in the leaders of these three hundred side
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by side which is really an extraordinary sight given where we've come from but what about the other regional actors in southeast asia what will they be hoping to see emerging from this meeting or even on the flip side look at they fear we're going to be fearing might emerge from it the thing the other players are sitting at the side at the moment and observe what's happening china has always supported diplomatic process they have actively supported and now even supported the whole summit by flying community. russia and japan have taken a back seat serving no they're not the key actors when it comes to a peace treaty at the end china has to sit at the table the two koreas and the rest at that the key players that have to be in. of course the needs of japan and russia will be met at some point but absolutely not the center for attention. kim jong un and donald trump are currently in their bilateral meeting and i believe we have
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some audio from that meeting let's take a listen and. look. if you. begin. to slow. down the legalities for those going to get. together to get a look. glib beginning to get a. little bit and then. never.
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really going to be. live live. live legal or illegal or legal or you. liberty to go over to go right down paragraph from the german council on foreign relations thank you so much for your insights on this historic night happening in singapore. and of course it will bring you more developments as they continue from singapore but of course north and south koreans have gone their separate ways since the r.s.s. ended the korean hostilities in one nine hundred fifty three japanese we're talking for your soccer his shooter has taken
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a series of portraits of people on both sides of our question line so similar to fix similar lives but the surroundings prosperous south first is an impoverished north could hardly be more different the idea is simple and the results are astonishing. to many who don't know what they're going to do you know every country has its own rules that people live by just the way it is i don't want to judge what's right or what's wrong. you know. or who is happy or unhappy. north korea on the left juxtaposed with south korea on the right so similar yet
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some different. single ethnicity of people who speak the same language and share similar names who have been divided for seventy years and lead completely different lives in two different societies but i know what's happened once you got this and. he she has photos series is called border korea it explores the two separate realities on either side of the border formed by the thirty eighth parallel. the pictures taken on a dozen trips to the south and seven to the north are simple and intimate. they wanted also you know looking you are of course people are influenced by big political events you know you don't make this but these pictures show that people live life at their own pace that's what kind of editor the photos portray ordinary people at various stages of life through the namesake to their babies school children married couples all senior citizens i try to capture moments in
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a cycle or in a lifetime setting to do this kind of. the project started in two thousand and nine as talks on north korea's nuclear program were collapsing. last year south korea elected a liberal president who has brought new momentum to relations between north and south korea. many see this as a turning point. so. i'm a bit confused by all the momentous changes underway and so little model to massenet i was able to do this project because the two countries are so different. if they grow closer my idea wouldn't work as well. to be honest i'm glad i managed to do it when i did my. mind yet the.
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unification between north and south korea it's still hard to imagine he she does audience already has a hard time telling comes from earlier. and here's a reminder of the top story we're following here for you a historic handshake between donald trump and ken jeong on the leaders of the united states and north korea are inside the cappello hotel off the coast of singapore meeting with aides and advisers following a one on one session. he spoke briefly to the media trump says the talks are going quote very very well and he already has a quote excellent relationship with cam for entering the talks kim jong un said the two countries have overcome old prejudices and obstacles to reach this point we'll continue to bring you a fence from singapore as they occur live thanks for watching dude of the year stay with us.
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