Trump – Kim’s handshake in Singapore

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The US President met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at about 8 a.m. in Hanoi today at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island, Singapore.

The US President met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at about 8 a.m. in Hanoi today at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island, Singapore.

Trump - Kim's handshake in Singapore

The meeting between the US and North Korean leaders was carefully planned down to every detail, according to the New York Times.

The meeting between the US and North Korean leaders was carefully planned down to every detail, according to the New York Times.

Trump - Kim's handshake in Singapore

President Trump patted Kim Jong-un on the back, then placed his hand on the North Korean leader’s shoulder.

President Trump patted Kim Jong-un on the back, then placed his hand on the North Korean leader’s shoulder.

Trump - Kim's handshake in Singapore

Comment on the historic 12-second handshake between Trump and Kim Jong-un.

Comment on the historic 12-second handshake between Trump and Kim Jong-un.

Trump - Kim's handshake in Singapore

After a courtesy call, President Trump and President North Korea met privately with interpreters.

After a courtesy call, President Trump and President North Korea met privately with interpreters.

Trump - Kim's handshake in Singapore

The purpose of the negotiations is a written agreement signed between the US President and the North Korean leader.

The purpose of the negotiations is a written agreement signed between the US President and the North Korean leader.

Trump - Kim's handshake in Singapore

The world-shaking handshake between Trump and Kim Jong-un

The moment the US President shook hands with the North Korean leader.

Trump - Kim's handshake in Singapore

`This is exactly what Kim Jong-un had in mind when he accelerated the pace of weapons testing. It was to force the US President to sit at the negotiating table,` said Jean H. Lee, a research expert.

`This is exactly what Kim Jong-un had in mind when he accelerated the pace of weapons testing. It was to force the US President to sit at the negotiating table,` said Jean H. Lee, a research expert.

Trump - Kim's handshake in Singapore

The two leaders sat down to take a photo together before entering the closed meeting room.

The two leaders sat down to take a photo together before entering the closed meeting room.

Trump - Kim's handshake in Singapore

On June 12, the world witnessed not just one but many historic handshakes between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

On June 12, the world witnessed not just one but many historic handshakes between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

Photo: Reuters.

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