US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, shown during a Seoul television news programme, are scheduled to meet in Hanoi next week. Photo: SCMP Pictures

US negotiators ‘don’t know’ if North Korea intends to remove nuclear weapons, contradicting Donald Trump

  • US president’s second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is set for Hanoi next week
  • Officials see ‘a possibility that North Korea can make the choice to fully denuclearise’
Topic |   North Korea

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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, shown during a Seoul television news programme, are scheduled to meet in Hanoi next week. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in Singapore. Photo: AP

Trump-Kim summit 2019: is North Korea really willing to give up its nukes? The Americans who negotiated a 1994 deal still have hope

  • Under Bill Clinton, US agreed deal to freeze Pyongyang’s plutonium production
  • But that deal collapsed after North Korea established parallel programme
Topic |   Trump-Kim summit

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in Singapore. Photo: AP
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