Kim summit: Interpreters have massive role to play in talks like these


Kim summit: Interpreters have massive role to play in talks like these

Just a few months ago, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's young dictator, Kim Jong Un, were trading insults and threatening nuclear war.

The narrator says the film is "featuring President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un, in a meeting to remake history, to shine in the sun, one moment, one choice, what if?"

Inclusion of interpreters in such high-profile summits is not something new but for a summit between a U.S. president and a North Korean leader, they assume utmost significance because the chances of misinterpretation and misunderstanding are too high.

Trump was asked a question about the video at the press conference, during which he said he commissioned the video as a way to sell peace to Kim.

"US GovernmentA frame from the video showing Kim as a star of the film. Wouldn't that make a great condo?'" Trump said. You see that whenever they're exploding the cannons into the ocean, right?' Trump said after he played the dramatic, Hollywood-produced four minute video for the press corps. Pompeo held firm to Trump's position that sanctions will remain in place until North Korea denuclearizes - and said they would even increase if diplomatic discussions did not progress positively. That future was shown in grainy black and white images of USA warplanes in the air and missiles launching. "I showed it to you because that is the future". He traveled to China twice and to the South Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom.

To start the short film off, a title card flashes at the beginning of the piece reading, "A Destiny Pictures production".

"Working together with you, we will get it taken care of", he said, adding the two had struck up an "excellent relationship".

Before he ran for president in the 2016 election, Mr Trump was a businessman with a long career in entertainment, presenting The Apprentice reality TV show for several years.

Speaking at a press conference after the signing, President Trump also suggested the USA would suspend its joint-military exercises with South Korea in exchange for denuclearization, calling them "very provocative".