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Trump-Kim Summit

Five things to know in the wake of the Trump-Kim summit

The foggy agreement is likely to draw out a difficult negotiating process

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North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump both held back during their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island, Singapore, on June 12. (Getty Images) 

SINGAPORE -- U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un brought their nations into a new diplomatic era on Tuesday. But so far, that era is clouded by euphemisms, many of which made their way into the joint statement both men signed after lunching together.

Leading up to the summit, the Trump administration was insisting that Kim "completely, verifiably and irreversibly" rid his country of nuclear weapons. Kim, meanwhile, was talking about denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, which could entail the U.S. pulling its nuclear umbrella back from South Korea.

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