US-based experts with long experience of negotiating with or studying North Korea remain sceptical of the US-North Korea declaration signed in Singapore yesterday.
The document mentioned de-nuclearisation, but not the US demand of "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation" (CVID). The language only reaffirmed previous agreements and, in some cases, was milder. And President Donald Trump's decision to scrap "war games" - longstanding joint military exercises with South Korea - was seen as a major concession to Pyongyang.
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