Trump and Kim Shake Hands, Months After Trading Insults

Trump and Kim Shake Hands, Months After Trading Insults

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I think the entire world is watching this moment. Many people in the world will think of this as a scene from a fantasy... science fiction movie.
Kim Jong Un, leader of North Korea

A firm handshake, a gesture that would've probably been unthinkable a few months ago. And this handshake set the historic summit in Singapore in motion, a summit that the whole world has tuned in to watch.

And why won't they? This is the first time ever the leaders of North Korea and the US have met – US President Donald Trump held one-on-one talks and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Trump described his historic talk with Kim Jong Un as 'very very good', as the two leaders met for a summit at Singapore’s Sentosa island on Tuesday, 12 June, over the future of Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.

This comes months after they traded insults and threats of a nuclear war.

According to Reuters, the meeting would have been unthinkable last year when tensions spiralled in the region over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes as it raced toward the goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States.

We will solve a big problema big dilemma that until this point has been unable to be solved. I know that working together we will get it taken care of. 
Donald Trump, President, United States of America

Kim too had good things to say about their meet

We overcame all kinds of scepticism and speculations about this summit and I believe that this is good for the peace... I believe this is a good prelude for peace.
Kim Jong Un, Leader, North Korea

(With inputs from Reuters)

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