Trump-Kim summit: One year later

Trump-Kim summit anniversary: From Singapore to Hanoi, talks now in limbo

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signing a joint declaration to establish new ties after their historic summit in Singapore a year ago today.
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signing a joint declaration to establish new ties after their historic summit in Singapore a year ago today.PHOTO: ST FILE
The two leaders during their second summit, in Hanoi earlier this year, which ended abruptly when Mr Trump walked out.
The two leaders during their second summit, in Hanoi earlier this year, which ended abruptly when Mr Trump walked out. PHOTO: REUTERS

Analysts see no easy way out as both sides hold to their demands while urging the other to concede

A year after US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un first inked a deal in Singapore to establish new ties and work towards complete denuclearisation of the North, both sides have yet to take any big steps towards the stated end goals.

The agreement signed on Sentosa exactly one year ago remains the first and only one struck between the two Cold War foes, as talks have stalled since Mr Trump walked away from their second summit held in Hanoi, Vietnam, in February.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 12, 2019, with the headline 'From S'pore to Hanoi, talks now in limbo'. Print Edition | Subscribe