Talks of denuclearization seen in Kim-Trump meet: analyst


Posted at Jun 10 2018 05:42 PM

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North Korea's denuclearization is expected to be the top agenda of the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, an analyst said Sunday.

Martyn Williams, a journalist of North Korea Tech, said the US must clarify what North Korea wants to do, especially because the reclusive regime has never categorically said it will denuclearize.

"But going into this, Trump... he's going to come up with a deal that North Korea can't refuse. The North Koreans do like to surprise people, and I think we could see that they are really willing to walk away from a deal if it's something they see they can't make work," he told ANC.

The North Korean leader has already arrived in Singapore Sunday ahead of his meeting Trump, which may lead to the end of a nuclear stand-off between the countries.

Williams believes Kim's policies have shifted from building a nuclear arsenal into improving the welfare of his nation, as the summit in Singapore opens North Korea up to the international community. 

"North Korea stands to be plugged into the rest of the world. At the moment, most business with them is cut off. North Korea doesn't have access to the international financial system," he said.

"In the last few years, it's been building nuclear weapons. Now, he said his main ambition is to build up the economy. Getting rid of those sanctions is certainly key for that to happen," he added.