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EIU Analyst on US-North Korea summit in Singapore: “A huge win for the DPRK”

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Commenting on the North Korea-US summit in Singapore today, Ms. Anwita Basu, Analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU), said: “The statement is quite vaguely worded as was expected but has the right phrases such as ‘commitment to complete denuclearization’ and ‘security guarantees’ and ‘stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula’”.

“Notably, there is no mention of sanctions being eased or indeed any indications on timelines around when the process of denuclearization will begin and so on. It basically tells us that the conversation reiterated pre-summit discussions between Secretary Pompeo and North Korean diplomats. It also means that neither of the leaders went off key from the rehearsed messages and that they are both keen to keep up the momentum of easing tensions in the peninsula.”

“The fact that there isn't any mention of a ‘verifiable and irreversible........

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