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Trump was cautious about reaching any consensus with

Kim, as he would have to face more pressure at home. And perhaps that’s why he said he was not in a rush to sign an agreement.

As discussions on denuclearization have become more detailed, Tr

ump better understands the complexity of the issue, resolving which has become a tough cha

llenge for not only the US and the DPRK, but also China, the Republic of Korea and Japan.

The US should therefore work out a long-term plan to resolve the pen

insula nuclear issue. In fact, Trump said there is no need to increase sanctions on Pyon

gyang, and indicated that Washington will continue making efforts to negotiate with Pyongyang.

As for the international community, it should help the US and the DPR

K to restore permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula, because it would create dev

elopment opportunities not only on the peninsula but also in the whole of Northeast Asia.

Wang Sheng, a researcher at the Co-Innovat ion Center for Korean Penin

sula Studies and a professor of international politics at Jilin University

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