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Trump-Kim talks hinge on progress over denuclearisation

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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 Trump-Kim talks hinge on progress over denuclearisation. Subscribe