The summit, the first ever between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, is a moment that Trump has had in mind for at least a year.
Four-star general and vice chairman of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, Kim Yong Chol, party vice chairman and director of its International Affairs Department Ri Su Yong and foreign minister Ri Yong Ho, were among them.
A TV screen shows newsreader Ri Chun-hee announcing the arrival of Kim Jong-un in Singapore, during an evening bulletin in Pyongyang.
"Trump will not want to bust up two summits in a row lest people conclude he is the problem", said Haas, predicting a more pliable president.
As the North Korean leader prepared for his meeting with US President Donald Trump, it appeared he had increased security which included taking his personal toilet on the flight. Walking away with a declaration on "complete denuclearization" will make for good headlines and only long-term Korea watchers, with a sense of what previous North Korean commitments on "denuclearization" incorporated, will know what was left on the table.
So far, the United States has offered no indication that it has reached a substantive preliminary agreement with North Korea on how to achieve the "complete and verifiable and irreversible" denuclearization that Pompeo reconfirmed on Monday the United States is seeking.
The threat of a renewed bombing campaign, this time with nuclear weapons, is seen as a key justification for Pyongyang's own nuclear program.
North Korea should be asked to rejoin the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty which it left in 1994, and should be obliged to join the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, even though the United States is not itself a member, he said. United States officials scheduled to take part in Tuesday's expanded meeting will include Pompeo, Chief of Staff John Kelly, and National Security Adviser John Bolton.
The US has offered North Korea "unique" security guarantees to try to persuade it to give up its nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday ahead of Tuesday's crucial summit in Singapore.
DOJ lawyers were arguing Monday to fight a lawsuit that accused Trump of using his businesses to violate constitutional laws that prevent elected officials from accepting gifts from foreign governments, BuzzFeed News reports. About 100 reporters and Singapore residents shouted his name and took pictures with phones as Kim visited Marina Bay Sands resort, famed for its rooftop infinity pool overlooking the city.
U.S. President Donald Trump heads to the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore after arriving in the country on June 10, 2018, in this photo provided by AFP. The document also made no mention of the global sanctions that have crippled North Korea's economy, for pursuing its nuclear weapons program.
But when pressed by reporters, the secretary of state would not say whether or not that could include reduction of the number of or removal of US troops in South Korea. It said the Singapore summit was being held "under the great attention and expectation of the whole world".
Aware that the eyes of the world were on a moment that many people never expected to ever see, Kim remarked that many of those watching "will think of this as a scene from a fantasy. science fiction movie". Their hotels are cordoned off with heavy security.