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Trump, Kim come together for momentous summit

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with President Donald Trump in Singapore. (CNN) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with President Donald Trump in Singapore. (CNN)

SINGAPORE (AP) -- President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un came together for a momentous summit Tuesday that could determine historic peace or raise the specter of a growing nuclear threat, with Trump pledging that "working together we will get it taken care of."

In a meeting that seemed unthinkable just months ago, the leaders met at a Singapore island resort, shaking hands warmly in front of a row of alternating U.S. and North Korean flags. They then moved into a roughly 45-minute one-on-one meeting, joined only by their interpreters, before including their advisers.

For all the upbeat talk, it remained to be seen what, if any, concrete results the sit-down would produce.

"We are going to have a great discussion and I think tremendous success. We will be tremendously successful," Trump said before their private session.

Kim said through an interpreter: "It wasn't easy for us to come here. There was a past that grabbed our ankles and wrong prejudices and practices that at times covered our eyes and ears. We overcame all that and we are here now."

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