Donald Trump's threats towards North Korea struck fear into global markets, with Asian shares taking a special hit. South Korean shares slid to a one-month low on the news, after having one of the best performances so far this year.
The slated meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un raises lots of questions, like: Which national leader will be better prepared? DW asked a former US special envoy for North Korea and other analysts to weigh in.
Trump has said he is not pursuing the "Libya model" in getting the North to denuclearize. His national security adviser's suggestion of such a policy prompted Pyongyang to threaten to cancel a June meeting with Trump.
North Korea says it will "reconsider" next month's meeting with US President Trump if talks on denuclearization look like they'll be "one-sided." The comments follow the start of a joint US-South Korea military exercise.
US President Donald Trump announced he would meet the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un next month in Singapore. The two leaders will "both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!" Trump said in a tweet.
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