'Trump’s main goal is to look good—to get a ‘win’—and Kim’s advisers will have told him to let Trump win something. It doesn’t much matter what, so long as Trump can wave it in the air and claim victory when he gets home. But it will definitely not be an enforceable agreement to dismantle North Korea’s new nuclear weapons and their delivery vehicles.'
For Kim Jong-un, right, the 'minimum goal is to establish North Korea as a legitimate sovereign state that is accepted by other sovereign states (including the United States) as an equal. Just having a one-on-one discussion with Trump (pictured left) about the security problems of the Korean peninsula gives him that,' writes Gwynne Dyer.
Photographs courtesy of Gage Skidmore and KCNA
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