Trump and Kim nuclear summit agreement contains no new promises, just a rehash of ‘old promises’

And in 1994, the U.S. and North Korea signed something called the “Agreed Framework,” which said Pyongyang would “consistently take steps to implement” a denuclearization pact from two years earlier.

“The declaration amounts to pretty much nothing — it’s an empty commitment,” Andrei Lankov, a professor at Kookmin University in Seoul, told NBC News.

Lankov believes Trump had achieved an accomplishment by bringing Kim to the negotiating table, but squandered the opportunity by letting the despot give nothing away while gaining a plethora of photo opportunities and good PR.

“The Americans had the opportunity to force the North Koreans to make significant concessions, but they didn’t use the advantage they had,” said Lankov, who is also director of the NK News website.

via NBC Trump and Kim nuclear summit agreement contains no new promises