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Trump, Kim Planning One-on-One Talk at Start of Summit

  • Trump says ‘within the first minute, I’ll know’ if Kim serious
  • U.S. is seeking to have North Korea abandon its nuclear arms
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on June 8, 2018.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on June 8, 2018.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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Donald Trump intends to meet one-on-one briefly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the beginning of their June 12 summit -- a moment the president has said will be a critical gauge of whether a deal is likely, according to a U.S. official familiar with their plans.

Trump said Saturday he thinks he’ll know “within the first minute” if Kim is serious about giving up his nuclear arsenal and whether “something positive will happen.” The current plan is for Trump and Kim to be alone for that first minute, although likely with translators in the room.