>> Just hours after President Donald Trump welcomed back three Americans freed by North Korea, Trump announced on Twitter his much anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place in Singapore on June 12th. Trump adding, we will both try to make it a very special moment for world peace.
Max Potomac says the choice of Singapore sometimes called the Switzerland of the east could work in Trump's favor.>> Singapore is an ultra modern city state with close economic and security ties with the United States. It is also because of its economic prosperity a way of showing the contrast between what a country can become when they're close to the west in contrast to the crippled economy that Kim currently presides over in North Korea.
>> The arrival of the freed Americans in the dead of night was a made for TV moment for Trump. They're released by Pyongyang during a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo viewed as a confidence building gesture ahead of the talks.>> This is what people have been waiting for for a long time.
>> The face-to-face meeting comes with high hopes tinged with skepticism that Kim and Trump can reach some kind of agreement to reign in North Korea's nuclear weapons program which has raised alarms around the world.>> North Korea and the United States have two different definitions of denuclearization. The North Koreans view denuclearization of the peninsula in many ways as the United States lifting its nuclear umbrella that currently shields South Korea.
That includes American troops as well as weaponry. The perspective of the Trump administration is that North Korea needs to completely relinquish its nuclear armaments in a verifiable and concrete way.>> The meeting caps a flurry of diplomatic advances none more dramatic than Kim stepping over the border last month to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
>> North Korea best not make any more threats->> Trump and Kim have for now put away the fiery rhetoric of last year when Trump warned of quote, fire and fury after Kim tested missiles capable of hitting the United States.