Trump, Kim to meet for 2 hours on Day 1 : Yonhap

China Easing sanctions will help denuclearization

The second summit between the two leaders aims to find a solution to one of the world's biggest security crises - North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

Footage captured by the Japanese TV network TBS shows Kim Jong-un, a heavy smoker, taking a pre-dawn cigarette break on Tuesday at Nanning railway station in southern China during his 70-hour journey to Vietnam for his two-day meeting with the United States president.

While that first summit ended with a vague statement promising to work "towards complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula", they have since disagreed on what that means, and this time Trump in particular faces pressure to deliver concrete results.

Trump touched down late Tuesday night. North Korea is expected to push for the easing of worldwide sanctions against Pyongyang and for the U.S.to agree to formally end the war between North and South Korea, which has been frozen since 1953.

Trump told reporters he thought the talks would be very successful, and asked if he was "walking back" on denuclearization, said "no". It was unclear whether USA officials, North Korean officials, the Vietnamese government or some combination of the three was responsible for the eviction.

On Wednesday morning, President Trump will visit Vietnam's presidential palace, where he will meet with Vietnam's President and Secretary General of the country's Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong.

On the eve of the second Trump-Kim summit, during which an announcement on ending the 1950 Korean War was presented as a possibility, lawmakers in the House introduced a resolution that would also call for an end to the conflict.

"Now that we're meeting here again like this, I'm confident that there will be an excellent outcome that everyone welcomes, and I'll do my best to make it happen", Kim said. Now Trump talks of "love" between them.

Last week Engel, House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., and House Intelligence Chairman Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., co-signed a letter to Trump expressing their alarm with the "growing disconnect" between "the administration's statements about Kim Jong Un's actions, commitments, and intentions" and the official USA intelligence community's assessment that North Korea is continuing its nuclear weapons work.

US President Donald Trump and DPRK top leader Kim Jong-un shake hands before their one-on-one chat during the second US-DPRK summit at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam February 27, 2019. Kim continued his way to the Vietnamese capital in a black limousine.

A deal like this, skeptics say, would leave in place a significant portion of North Korea's nuclear-tipped missiles while robbing the United States of its negotiating leverage going forward: If the North has already gotten a good deal of what it wanted, and kept part of its nuclear program, what would be the point of giving up the rest?

Washington would ideally like Kim to dismantle a key nuclear facility at Yongbyon, allow in worldwide inspectors, or even hand over a list of all his nuclear assets - something the North Koreans have categorically refused to do.

That might not be of particular concern to Mr Trump, who has openly questioned the cost of the large U.S. troop presence and recently forced the negotiation of a new cost-sharing agreement with South Korea. I just don't want testing.

"Because the two U.S".

The two will also share a working lunch.

On Thursday, the two leaders will hold a series of meetings, the White House said.

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