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US in worse position over North Korea than before, say experts

Stalled nuclear disarmament talks show Singapore summit may have come to nought

Joint military drills between the US and South Korea were cancelled in June. Some experts say this was done without discernible gain to the US.
Joint military drills between the US and South Korea were cancelled in June. Some experts say this was done without discernible gain to the US. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
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With the United States waving the military card amid stalled talks with North Korea, questions have arisen over whether the historic Trump-Kim summit held in Singapore has come to nought.

Some experts even say that the US is in a worse position now than before the June 12 summit, and warn that chances for a breakthrough might be slim.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 31, 2018, with the headline US in worse position over North Korea than before, say experts. Subscribe