After Trump-Kim summit comes the hard work: Detailed negotiations, maybe more summits and internal reform

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (right), with General Vincent K. Brooks, commander of the US Forces Korea, as he arrives at US Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on June 13, 2018.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (right), with General Vincent K. Brooks, commander of the US Forces Korea, as he arrives at US Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on June 13, 2018.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SINGAPORE - Now that the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is over, the tough grind begins for their diplomats, who are tasked with hammering out the finer details of denuclearisation and a lasting peace, say analysts.

At working-level talks, officials need to set out a timeline and the exact conditions for the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, allowing inspectors into North Korea, and the lifting of sanctions.

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