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Uncertainty looms as North Korean nuclear talks stall

United States President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in may have reaffirmed their commitment to dialogue with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but experts say it is unclear how the stalled nuclear talks can progress and what "small deals" can be achieved in the near future.

Questions also remain over the possibility of Mr Kim making his first visit to Seoul to mark the first anniversary of his historic summit with Mr Moon, which was held in the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27 last year, and how effectively Mr Moon can continue to mediate.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2019, with the headline 'Uncertainty looms as nuclear talks stall'. Print Edition | Subscribe