Despite Trump’s usual bluster, Kim Jong-un was the key beneficiary of the Singapore summit. The other beneficiary is likely to be China.
Both countries are setting the tone for the June 9-10 SCO meeting in Qingdao with effusive statements.
The two sides have agreed to ramp up defence ties, and the Indian Navy is likely to get access to the port at Sabang island.
By stating its intention to do business with Iran, India believes it is asserting its strategic autonomy.
According to a story in The New York Times, a group of researchers have uncovered evidence of a long-range rocket programme in Iran.
America’s withdrawal from the Iran deal could give Delhi some leverage in oil price negotiations with Tehran, but it’s even more likely to trigger a series of diplomatic headaches for India.
As the Koreas develop their dialogue process, Pyongyang has reportedly signalled its willing to denuclearise in exchange for sweeping concessions.
While cynics might claim the new weapons are pre-election theatricality, Russia has been raising concerns about US missile defence programmes for years.