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US News Trump leaves G7 early for 'mission of peace' with Kim

23:40  09 june  2018
23:40  09 june  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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President Donald Trump will leave early from the Group of Seven summit in Quebec, where he’ll face backlash over his trade policies, and head straight to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

There was no namecheck for the UK prime minister when, before leaving Canada for his summit with Kim Jong Un, Mr Trump said his relationship with other G 7 leaders was a "10". Top Stories. Trump leaves G 7 early for ' mission of peace ' with Kim .

Donald Trump says he is 'on a mission of peace' © Getty Donald Trump says he is 'on a mission of peace' Donald Trump declared that he was on a "mission of peace" before leaving the G7 summit early to meet Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

He told reporters he would "know within a minute" whether Mr Kim was serious about giving up his nuclear weapons, adding that he would not prolong talks if he sensed otherwise.

The US leader boarded a plane from Quebec on Saturday ahead of the highly anticipated meeting with the North Korean leader on Tuesday, leaving G7 leaders early and missing environmental talks.

Speaking to reporters before his flight, President Trump said he suggested to his G7 colleagues that all trade barriers between their countries - including tariffs and subsidies - be eliminated.

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As President Trump heads to Canada for what promises to be a contentious G - 7 summit, the White House announced that he’ll leave that event early to attend a historic face-to-face with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

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"You go tariff-free, you go barrier-free, you go subsidy free," he said. "I did suggest it and people I guess were going to go back to the drawing board."

The president also said the group was starting to be more committed to "fairer trade" for the United States and warned his counterparts that retaliation would be "making a mistake".

"The United States has been taken advantage of for decades and decades," he said.

Mr Trump said he did not blame the G7 for trade deals but warned "those days are over".

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President Trump is leaving the G 7 summit early this weekend and heading to Singapore in advance of his highly anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, The White House said Thursday night.

Earlier in Ottawa on Thursday, Trudeau offered Trump some qualified kudos on his North Korea peace efforts, along with Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. The praise gave Trump a brief respite from criticism over the punishing steel and aluminum tariffs he has imposed on his G 7 partners.

The president said the US was prepared to stop trading with some countries if things did not change - citing India as one country that puts tariffs as high as 100% on American goods.

The summit was dubbed "the G6 plus one" due to the billionaire tycoon's isolation over trade and his decision to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear deal.

However, he said it had been "really tremendously successful" and that the leaders were "bound together by shared values and beliefs".

President Trump has left for Singapore © Getty President Trump has left for Singapore Mr Trump said his relationship with his counterparts was a '10', citing Canada's Justin Trudeau, Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron - but there was no namecheck for Theresa May.

He also called for Russia to return to the group of world leaders once more, saying it would be "a positive thing" to move back to a G8.

"I think the G8 would be better. I think having Russia back in would be a positive thing," he said. "We're looking for peace in the world. We're not looking to play games."

The call came despite European members of the G7 earlier rejecting Mr Trump's plea to reinstate Russia.

As he prepared to leave Canada for Singapore, Mr Trump remained optimistic about his meeting with the North Korean leader.

He said Mr Kim "wants to do something great for his people" and called the meeting a "one-time shot" for peace and denuclearisation.

President Trump said he thought the North Korean leader was "going to do something positive", adding: "I think it's going to work out well."

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