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North Korea may cut ICBMs for a deal but keep Nuclear arms

With a second summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un imminent, a scenario that was once not open for discussion in Washington - that the international community will eventually have to accept North Korea as a nuclear power - seems more realistic than a denuclearised North Korea.

The US' intelligence assessment of the threat from North Korea has not changed in years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 31, 2019, with the headline 'N. Korea may cut ICBMs for a deal but keep N-arms'. Print Edition | Subscribe