A national security analyst remains skeptical that North Korea, with a history of lying going back decades, will get rid of its nuclear arsenal.
"All we have is a joint statement," Bob Maginnis, with the Family Research Council, says of the documents signed this week in Singapore by President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, North Korea's despot dictator.
Despite criticism that Trump left Singapore with little assurances, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said hours before it began the intention was to create a "framework" for future negotiations over North Korea's nuclear program.
The only outcome acceptable to the U.S., Pompeo later stated, is the "complete and verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
North Korea was promised "security guarantees" by the U.S. in the signed documents while North Korea "reaffirmed" its "unwavering commitment" to completely denuclearize.
That same promise, however, has been made to prior administrations that included a failed Clinton administration deal to build nuclear reactors as part of an "Agreed Framework" with North Korea.
"The statement is full of aspirations. All those aspirations are great," Maginnis continues. "I want to see the proof in the pudding. I want to see some substantive change."
Maginnis, who has repeatedly praised Trump's national security efforts to OneNewsNow, says Kim Jong Un was a big winner at the summit.
"Not only does he have a nuclear arsenal," says Maginnis, "but he also has recognition as a peer to the president of the United States. That's big in Pyongyang."