Washington setting more realistic expectations

A board outside the summit's international media center in Hanoi, Vietnam,  on Feb 23, 2019.
A board outside the summit's international media center in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Feb 23, 2019.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Going into the second Trump-Kim summit, the US has been demanding the full and final denuclearisation of North Korea but is setting its expectations more realistically.

Pyongyang and Washington are not even on the same page on the meaning of denuclearisation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 25, 2019, with the headline 'Washington setting more realistic expectations'. Print Edition | Subscribe