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Analysts: North Korea must be serious about denuclearisation for talks to go on

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This indicated a lack of serious commitment to denuclearisation on the part of the North Koreans, so the whole process since the Singapore summit last June has come to nought and negotiations would have to start anew, said Prof Li.

Stanford University lecturer in international policy Daniel Sneider said the US was asking for things that were a "true test" of whether the North Koreans are serious about denuclearisation and "they aren't".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 03, 2019, with the headline Analysts: North Korea must be serious about denuclearisation for talks to go on. Subscribe