Historic meeting underway

Trump and Un meet for first time

June 11, 2018 - 8:23 pm

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shared a historic handshake as they met for the first time.

The two clasped hands for a long while Tuesday as they posed for photos in front of a row of U.S. and North Korean flags. Trump then directed Kim to walk down a hallway, where they briefly spoke.

It's the first ever meeting between a sitting U.S. president and North Korean leader.

Trump predicts he will have a 'great relationship' with Kim Jong Un.  The North Korean leader said "we came here after overcoming" all the obstacles.

The summit on Singapore's Sentosa Island is aimed at settling a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal.

The two will huddle alone for roughly 45 minutes before being joined by aides for a larger meeting and working lunch.

Trump has said he'll know within minutes whether a deal can be made.

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