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US President Trump and North Korean leader Kim hold talks

Press Trust of India  |  Singapore 

US and North Korean leader met here today for an unprecedented summit aimed at normalising bilateral ties and complete denuclearisation of the

Trump and Kim met at a hotel on Sentosa, a popular tourist island a few hundred metres off the main island of

The summit - the first between a sitting US and a North Korean leader - will mark a turnaround of relations between Trump and Kim after a long-running exchange of threats and insults.

On the eve of the summit, the US offered "unique" security guarantees to in return for a "complete, verifiable and irreversible" denuclearisation.

The has confirmed that Trump and Kim will initially hold a one-on-one meeting, with only translators present.

The US insists it will accept nothing less than complete denuclearisation of the

The official North Korean agency said on Sunday that Kim was ready to talk about "denuclearisation" and a "durable peace" at a summit held "for the first time in history under the great attention and expectation of the whole world."

Trump said on Saturday that Kim has a "one-time shot" to make history.

"I feel that wants to do something great for his people," he had said.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 06:40 IST