North Korea talks to be long, tough: Experts

Former US Secretary of Defence William Perry says North Korea will never trade regime survivability for economic benefits.
Former US Secretary of Defence William Perry says North Korea will never trade regime survivability for economic benefits.PHOTO: THE CHOSUN ILBO
MR JOSEPH YUN
MR JOSEPH YUN
DR VICTOR CHA
DR VICTOR CHA

Any pact with Pyongyang must address regime security, normalisation of ties with world

Denuclearisation talks with North Korea will be a "long and difficult" process with possibly more "bumps and curves" before the June 12 summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

That was the consensus among American experts on Korean affairs at a conference here yesterday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 17, 2018, with the headline 'N. Korea talks to be long, tough: Experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe