Singapore to Hanoi: The bumpy diplomatic road since Trump and Kim first met .
It’s been the better part of a year since U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stood face to face for the first time at their unprecedented summit in Singapore.
As the two leaders prepare to meet in Vietnam for a second summit, there is a growing expectation that this time they need to make a more specific agreement.
North Korea still has its nuclear weapons, and Washington has only increased sanctions on Pyongyang so the stakes are high for both leaders who have promised to overcome decades of tension and conflict between the two countries.
Here is a breakdown of what Trump and Kim have agreed to, what has – and hasn’t – happened since they last shook hands, and what may be on the negotiating table.
The Singapore summit in June represented the first time a sitting American president met with a North Korean leader, but the statement that came out of the meeting was light on specifics,
Opting instead for four general commitments: * The two countries will establish “new relations” for peaceand prosperity. * The United States and North Korea will work together tobuild a “lasting and stable peace regime on the KoreanPeninsula”.
North Korea committed “to work toward completedenuclearization of the Korean peninsula“. * The two countries will recover and repatriate the remainsof soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War.
Just ahead of the first summit, in May, North Korea destroyed some tunnels and buildings at its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, observed by international journalists but not expert inspectors.
Immediately following his meeting with Kim, Trump made a surprise announcement that the United States would suspend military drills with South Korea,