Singapore summit yielded little substance but is a beginning, say US analysts

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shaking hands after signing an agreement at Capella Singapore on June 12, 2018.
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shaking hands after signing an agreement at Capella Singapore on June 12, 2018.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

WASHINGTON - US-based experts with long experience of negotiating with or studying North Korea, remain sceptical of a two-page US-North Korea declaration signed in Singapore on Tuesday (June 12).

The document mentioned denuclearisation, but not the US demand of  “complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation” (CVID). The language only reaffirmed previous agreements, and was, in some cases, milder. 

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