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Trump-Kim talks hinge on progress over denuclearisation

Whatever the scale of the bargain the leaders of the United States and North Korea emerge with following their June 12 summit in Singapore, it will hinge on one issue - denuclearisation.

The US has made clear it wants complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation (CVID) in North Korea.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 12, 2018, with the headline 'Talks hinge on progress over denuclearisation'. Subscribe