Kim-Trump Summit | ‘World will see a major change:’ Kim, Trump sign declaration

‘World will see a major change:’ Kim, Trump sign declaration

First-ever North Korea-US summit was an optical success but a substantive failure with a vague, non-tangible outcome

Singapore, June 12, 2018 10:12 AM (UTC+8)
  • US President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12. Photo: AFP/Saul Loeb
    US President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12. Photo: AFP/Saul Loeb
  • North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) walks with US President Donald Trump (R) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have become on June 12 the first sitting US and North Korean leaders to meet, shake hands and negotiate to end a decades-old nuclear stand-off. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB
    North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) walks with US President Donald Trump (R) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have become on June 12 the first sitting US and North Korean leaders to meet, shake hands and negotiate to end a decades-old nuclear stand-off. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB
  • US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo: AFP/Saul Loeb
    US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo: AFP/Saul Loeb
  • Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump shake hands across the table during morning talks at their summit in Singapore. Photo: Pool/ Kevin Lim/ Straits Times
    Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump shake hands across the table during morning talks at their summit in Singapore. Photo: Pool/ Kevin Lim/ Straits Times
  • Kim Jong-un smiles at Donald Trump at the signing ceremony on Tuesday. Photo: Pool / Kevin Lim / Straits Times
    Kim Jong-un smiles at Donald Trump at the signing ceremony on Tuesday. Photo: Pool / Kevin Lim / Straits Times
  • The US President Donald Trump smiles at Kim Jong-un at the signing ceremony. Photo: Pool / Kevin Lim / Straits Times
    The US President Donald Trump smiles at Kim Jong-un at the signing ceremony. Photo: Pool / Kevin Lim / Straits Times
  • The two leaders sign the summit declaration, watched by the North Korean leader's sister and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: Pool / Kevin Lim / Straits Times
    The two leaders sign the summit declaration, watched by the North Korean leader's sister and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: Pool / Kevin Lim / Straits Times
  • President Trump shows the summit declaration after he signed it. Photo: Pool / Kevin Lim / Straits Times
    President Trump shows the summit declaration after he signed it. Photo: Pool / Kevin Lim / Straits Times
  • The two leaders pose for photographers from a balcony on the Capella Hotel in Singapore. Photo: Pool/ Kevin Lim/ Straits Times
    The two leaders pose for photographers from a balcony on the Capella Hotel in Singapore. Photo: Pool/ Kevin Lim/ Straits Times
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