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President Trump gestures to reporters as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the start of the U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore on Tuesday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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"I think he wants to get it done. I really feel that very strongly," President Trump says of the pledge by North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un to end a decades-old nuclear stand-off. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump participates in a working luncheon hosted by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Singapore on Monday. Officials from both delegations also attended the luncheon. Photo by Ministry of Communications and Information, Republic of Singapore / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright met in Pyongyang on Oct. 23, 2000. Tong Kim (between Albright and Kim) served as the State Department interpreter. Reuters hide caption

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The Pressures Of Being An Interpreter At A High-Stakes Summit

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U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell gets in his car after an accreditation ceremony for new ambassadors in Berlin on May 8. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Uproar Continues Over Pro-Right Remarks By U.S. Ambassador To Germany

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An employee of the U.S. government in Guangzhou, China, has reported mysterious symptoms similar to those experienced by State Department employees in Cuba. Here, the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou. U.S. Department of State hide caption

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Hua Qu, the wife of Chinese-American Xiyue Wang, poses with a portrait of her family in Princeton, N.J., on May 9. Families of Americans detained in Iran are hoping President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal will not make it harder to get their love ones freed. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell (left) and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier greet the media during Grenell's accreditation process at the Bellevue Palace in Berlin on Tuesday. Michael Sohn/AP hide caption

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U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul leaves the Foreign Ministry in Moscow on May 15, 2013. Misha Japaridze/AP hide caption

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Ex-Ambassador Michael McFaul Traces U.S.-Russia Ties 'From Cold War To Hot Peace'

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embrace after signing the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula during the Inter-Korean Summit at the Peace House on Friday. Korea Summit Press Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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In South Korea, Summit With North Korea Is Greeted With Hope — And Skepticism

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U.S. President Donald Trump reviews an honor guard during a welcome ceremony, escorted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Nov. 6, 2017. Koji Sasahara/AP hide caption

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Japan's Premier Visits Trump Amid Troubles Both Foreign And Domestic

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Buses with U.S. diplomats and their families who have been expelled from Russia leave the U.S. Embassy compound in Moscow on April 5. They were the first of a group of 60 U.S. diplomats who have been expelled from Russia, after the United States kicked out the same number of Russian diplomats. Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Diplomatic Corps In Moscow Shrinks Just When U.S.-Russia Tensions Are At A High

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Mike Pompeo has been a leading critic of the nuclear deal with Iran and has said the U.S. would not soften its stance on North Korea ahead of planned talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Mike Pompeo: A Soldier, Spy Chief And Tea Party Republican To Become A Diplomat

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Former NBA star Dennis Rodman presents the book The Art of the Deal to North Korea's Sports Minister Kim Il Guk last June in Pyongyang, North Korea. Until this week, Rodman was believed to be the only person who had met both Kim and the U.S. president. Kim Kwang Hyon/AP hide caption

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and Choe Ryong Hae, vice chairman of the central committee of the Workers' Party, arrive for the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area, in April 2017 in in Pyongyang, North Korea. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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