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Nuclear-armed North Korea has outplayed a diplomatically naive U.S. president with the agreement to hold a summit and has no intention of giving up its atomic arms. Donald Trump hailed the planned meeting with Kim Jong Un as "great progress" on the road to denuclearization, however, analysts warn that agreeing to a sit-down so early in the process gives Pyongyang something it wants without extracting meaningful concessions in return.No sitting U.S. president has ever met any of the North's leaders, much less gone to Pyongyang.Kim's father Kim Jong Il invited Bill Clinton to come after the first North-South summit in 2000, but Clinton demurred; he visited the North only after leaving the White House to secure the release of detained Americans.The North already possesses rockets capable of reaching the U.S. mainland, and last year detonated a hydrogen bomb in testing.There had been no sign Kim was willing to abandon his nuclear arms, he said, adding the North had long been "a skillful manipulator".
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