(SW) – Former NBA star and friend to Kim Jong Un will reportedly be in Singapore next week while President Trump holds a summit with the North Korean leader.
He’ll apparently arrive a day before the June 12th meeting but it’s not clear what he’s planning on doing. Rodman has visited the isolated North Korea five times over the years, on different occasions singing “Happy Birthday” to Kim and presenting a copy of Trump’s “Art of the Deal.”
Rodman told TMZ he doesn’t want to take the credit for the current move toward dialogue between the two countries.
(Pyongyang) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is planning a trip to Pyongyang to meet with North Korean lead Kim Jong Un. North Korean state media Sunday reported the planned meeting, which comes after Assad received the credentials of the North Korean ambassador to Syria.
The U.N. has accused North Korea of working with Syria on chemical weapons, something both nations deny. Depending on when the meeting takes place, it could be the first time Kim publicly meets with a foreign head of state in Pyongyang since taking power in 2011. A planned summit between Kim and President Trump is set for June 12th in Singapore.
In related news, the White House is in the early stages of organizing a summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The Wall Street Journal” reported that the effort aims at resolving differences about nuclear weapons, Syria and Ukraine.
U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has reportedly been working for months to make the meeting happen. The two leaders have met twice before during other international gatherings.