President Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet for the first time in an unprecedented summit in Singapore on Tuesday. The stakes are high — the U.S. seeks nothing less than the complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, and Kim wants to see the sanctions on the North eased. Their meeting is to begin at 9 p.m. ET (9 a.m local time).
After they greet each other, Mr. Trump and Kim will participate in a one-on-one meeting, with translators only, an expanded meeting including their top advisers, and a working lunch. According to the White House, the discussions between the U.S. and North Korea are “ongoing and have moved more quickly than expected.”
The White House says that the United States’ delegation at the larger meeting will include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House chief of staff John Kelly, and National Security Adviser John Bolton.