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Jan 21, 2019 01:06 PM
OPINION

Bloomberg: Trump Shouldn’t Waste Another North Korea Summit

U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo: Bloomberg
U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg Opinion) — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un have agreed to meet for a second summit at the end of next month. Agreeing to this was probably a mistake — but to have any hope of producing results, Trump will have to prepare much more carefully than he did last time.

There’s been virtually no progress in meeting even the vague goals set out in the communique from the first summit. The North has taken only cosmetic steps toward dismantling its nuclear and long-range missile programs, while continuing to produce missiles and fissile material. And it has so far refused to provide an inventory of its arsenals — a minimum starting point for more detailed negotiations.

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