Singapore Summit Postmortems

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Singapore Summit Postmortems

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Whatever happens ahead for good, most likely ill, a US president and North Korean leader meeting for the first time ever was clearly unexpected earlier, notably memorable now.

The problem with achieving a durable bilateral agreement lies in Washington, not Pyongyang. Its government only pursued a nuclear deterrent because of justifiable fear of US aggression.

With the threat of it removed, the nation's security guaranteed by America and China most of all, along with the world community, a high bar to cross, a powerful deterrent isn't needed.

In Singapore, ABC News interviewed Trump after summit talks ended. Both sides reached a framework agreement and more not in it.

"They're going to get rid of certain ballistic missile sites and various other things. We're gonna put that out later. But we have the framework of getting ready to de
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