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

After the collapse of the summit in Hanoi between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, there is likely to be a period of minimal engagement and of a contestation of will and resolve.

But things are not dire - yet - and are unlikely during this period to go back to the volatility of 2017, when each side was threatening the other with fire and fury, analysts said.

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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'. Print Edition | Subscribe