Former sports star Rodman weeps during interview on sidelines of Trump-Kim summit

U.S. | 6/12/2018 | Fathin Ungku
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Former U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman wept during an interview in Singapore on Tuesday as he discussed unprecedented talks between the North Korean and U.S. leaders in the city-state aimed at trying to end a nuclear standoff.

Rodman, who is one of a handful of Westerners to have visited reclusive North Korea and met Kim Jong Un, arrived in Singapore on Monday, the eve of the summit, declaring he was “excited to be part of it”.

Reuters - Tuesday - Pool - Cigar - Hotel

He was spotted by Reuters on Tuesday sitting by the pool and smoking a cigar at a hotel just over 200 meters from another hotel where Kim and the North Korean delegation are staying. He declined to comment on whether he planned to meet Trump or Kim.

There has been no indication Rodman would be involved in the official talks at the summit.

Interview - CNN - Tuesday - Rodman - Day

In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Rodman said: “It’s a great day. I am here to see it. I’m so happy,” wiping away tears from beneath a large pair of black sunglasses.

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