Restaurants across Singapore unveiled a slew of special menu items Monday to commemorate the historic peace talks between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, reports Fox News.
Fast food chains, such as KFC and others, joined local eating establishments in celebrating the potential peace summit, with some releasing Trump and Kim themed options along with special commemorative items.
The Beast Southern Kitchen -for example- is selling $23 hamburgers that combine American and Korean flavors.
“The American half of the burger includes fried mac and cheese burger ‘buns’ with a beef patty, bacon jam and barbecue sauce, while the Korean half has deep-fried kimchi rice buns, bulgogi beef patty, caramelized onions and creamy garlic sauce,” writes the restaurant.
“Some Korean people who came … love the kimchi a lot and others [are] saying that the portion is so huge. Why so big? I say because it’s the American version, it’s the American portion,” said another owner.
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NO FREE RIDE: US REFUSES to Pay North Korea’s Hotel Bill, Other Costs in Singapore
The United States is refusing to pay for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s hotel bill and other associated costs during next week’s summit with President Trump in Singapore, confirmed the State Department this week.
A spokesperson for the US agency told reporters that the American government “is not paying for the North Korean delegation,” adding “we’re not paying for their expenses.”
“On Singapore meetings, the problem is North Korea doesn’t have any money for staying in hotels. So have they ever ask that the money pay for United States?” asked one journalist during a briefing.
“I want to be clear about this, because this was something that swirling a lot over the weekend, and I think we tried to tamp this down. The United States Government is not paying for the North Korean delegation to stay. We’re not paying for their expenses. The White House has spoken to this as well,” said the spokesperson.
After weeks of heated back-and-forth exchanges between the two countries, the historic summit is now set to take place June 12th in Singapore; the first meeting between the leaders of the United States and North Korea in history.
POMPEO: North Korean Negotiations Moving Along ‘RAPIDLY’ in Singapore
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed the high-stakes discussions between US and North Korean officials was moving ahead “rapidly” in Singapore this week, saying the talks will come to their “logical conclusion” more “quickly than anticipated.”
Pompeo was speaking with reporters Monday evening local time when he weighed-in on the current state of negotiations between high-level officials from both governments.
“Our ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim met today with [North Korean] Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui,” said the Secretary of State. “They are moving quite rapidly and we anticipate they will come to their logical conclusion even more quickly than we anticipated.”
“North Korea has previously confirmed to us its willingness to denuclearize, and we are eager to see if its words prove sincere,” he added. “The ultimate objective we seek from diplomacy with North Korea has not changed.”
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