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‘Mission of peace’: Trump leaves for Kim summit

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Donald Trump said he is on a “mission of peace” as he prepares to leave the G7 summit for Singapore to meet Kim Jong Un.

President Trump told reporters he would “know within a minute” whether Mr Kim is serious about giving up his nuclear weapons, adding that he would not prolong talks if he sensed otherwise.

The US leader is set to board a plane from Quebec ahead of his highly-anticipated summit with the North Korean leader, leaving G7 leaders early and missing environmental talks.

Speaking to press before his flight, Mr Trump said Mr Kim “wants to do something great for his people” and called the meeting a “one-time shot” for peace and denuclearization.

He said he thought the North Korean leader was “going to do something positive” for his people.

“I think it’s going to work out well,” he told reporters.

President Trump also said any countries looking to retaliate over trade would be “making a mistake” after he said the G7 was starting to be more committed to “fairer trade” for the United States.

“The United States has been taken advantage of for decades and decades,” he said, before vowing to clamp down on “unfair foreign trading practices”.

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