12 May '18, 11am

What to make of Singapore as the destination for Trump-Kim Jong-un meeting

What to make of Singapore as the destination for Trump-Kim Jong-un meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's trip to Singapore for talks with U.S. President Donald Trump poses logistical challenges that are likely to include using Soviet-era aircraft to carry him and his limousine, as well as dozens of security and other support staff. The choice of Singapore as the site of the first-ever meeting of a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader was as much because it was within reasonable flight time and distance from Pyongyang as because of the island state's political neutrality, a South Korean presidential official told reporters. Since becoming North Korea's leader in 2011, Kim has only taken one known overseas trip by air — and that was earlier this week to Dalian in China to hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. He flew in his personal Ilyushin-62M jet accompanied by a cargo plane that people with knowledge of North Korean affa...

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