2018-06-13 11:27:10 UTC
: North Korea has given no new ground judging by the document signed by
: both leaders, writes Dominic Waghorn in Singapore.
: Donald Trump has secured no concessions from North Korean leader Kim
: Jong Un - and in return given him a platform as a global player.
: Despite the diplomatic efforts of US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, the
: North Koreans have given no ground judging by the document signed
: jointly with Kim Jong Un.
: In fact, it is the Americans that appear to have made a major concession
: - adopting the wording preferred by the North Koreans regarding
: denuclearisation, not just of North Korea but the entire Korean Peninsula.
: When he went walkabout on a late night stroll in Singapore there were
: whoops and cheers. This is the brutal dictator of Pyongyang, who sends
: assassins to kill his half-brother with VX nerve agent and has 100,000
: political prisoners locked up and tortured or worse.