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February 27, 2019
President Trump, Kim Jong Un seek something basic: A definition of denuclearization
Source: USA Today
Journalist David Jackson
When President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un sit down Wednesday in Vietnam, one of their goals will be rather basic: defining the very topic of their negotiations, denuclearization.
The United States basically defines the term as having North Korea eliminate all of its nuclear weapons programs. North Koreans see it as removal of all nuclear assets from the region – including those the United States put there to protect South Korea and other allies.
Bridging this definition gap is key to this week's second summit between Trump and Kim in Hanoi.
"A shared understanding is what denuclearization is," is how one administration official put it.
Read the full article and more in USA Today.