The Trump-Kim summit & the aces up their sleeves

Jun 06, 2018, 7:56 AM EDT
The two state heads will meet at the Singaporean island of Sentosa.
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As the leaders of the U.S. and North Korea gear up for the June 12 summit in the Singaporean island of Sentosa, the two sides would join the negotiation tables expecting “quick, deliverable concessions.”

The outcome of the summit is highly unpredictable but the talks would be deemed as a failure without any progress on nuclear disarmament, writes The Guardian.

U.S. President Donald Trump may have to refrain from his customary “drive a hard bargain” approach while the minimum expected of Pyongyang is to “formalize the current suspension of nuclear and missile testing.”

Trump has sought to call this first encounter as “get-to-know-you situation” that could set the stage for a long process of negotiations and eventually complete denuclearization of N. Korea, notes the BBC.