In this June 12, 2018, photo, U.S. President Donald Trump stands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a meeting on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. For some observers, the nightmare result of the second summit between Trump and Kim is an ill-considered deal that allows North Korea to get everything it wants while giving up very little, even as the mercurial leaders trumpet a blockbuster nuclear success. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
In this June 12, 2018, photo, U.S. President Donald Trump stands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a meeting on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. For some observers, the nightmare result of the second summit between Trump and Kim is an ill-considered deal that allows North Korea to get everything it wants while giving up very little, even as the mercurial leaders trumpet a blockbuster nuclear success. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump, Kim open second nuclear summit with handshake, smiles

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, leaders of nations with a long history of hostilities, opened their second summit Wednesday with smiles and friendly banter before sitting down for a dinner that will set the stage for difficult talks about North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.

“I think it’ll lead to really a wonderful situation long term,” Trump said as he sat beside Kim at the dinner table.

Asked if the summit would yield a political declaration to end the Korean War, Trump said, “We’ll see.”

Kim, speaking through an interpreter, told Trump he was “confident of achieving the great results that everyone will welcome.”

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