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Second Trump-Kim summit may see mutual affection but little breakthrough

Trump has no intention of lifting harsh US sanctions on North Korea and isn't pushing for a hasty deal with Kim

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with US President Donald Trump at the Singapore Summit | Photo: Reuters

Justin Sink and Margaret Talev | Bloomberg
Donald Trump’s second summit with Kim Jong Un gives the two leaders the chance to once again share the spotlight and demonstrate their mutual affection -- but not even the White House expects a breakthrough leading to Pyongyang’s surrender of its nuclear arsenal.

The two sides haven’t even agreed on the meaning of denuclearization -- the ultimate purpose of the negotiations -- and that is unlikely to be resolved when the leaders meet in Hanoi this week. Trump is due to arrive in Vietnam on Tuesday, and will dine with Kim Wednesday evening after meetings with Vietnamese leaders, White House Press

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First Published: Feb 26 2019 | 10:19 AM IST

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