A review of North Korean state media provides key insights about Pyongyang’s approach to the issue of denuclearization.
Based on a careful reading of official reports after the Singapore summit, North Korea appears to be signaling domestically that the government will pursue an arms agreement that the regime hopes eventually will lead to lifting economic sanctions. State-controlled North Korean propaganda outlets featured the summit in Singapore between President Trump and Kim Jong-un as a "great event" that promoted what was described as reconciliation, peace, stability and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula.
On the topic of North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons, the ruling Korean Workers’ Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun, however, carefully referred to denuclearization in the context of the entire peninsula and not solely by North Korea. The newspaper stated in its report on the summit that Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim agreed to step-by-step "simultaneous" actions in the process of eliminating nuclear weapons.
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