Published: Thu, September 20, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

North Korea Pledges To Close Nuclear Missile Site

North Korea Pledges To Close Nuclear Missile Site

So I think the president will agree to it, but I think a number of people are concerned that there's not sufficient preparation for the summit, because, in many cases, we're going into these things, we don't know what North Korea needs.

Trump said a recent letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un confirmed the positive track, which he said has seen the hardline communist country promise to halt its nuclear missile test program and mount a combined bid with South Korea for the 2032 Olympic Games. "It's very much calmed down", Trump told reporters outside the White House.

Speaking at a joint news conference in Pyongyang, Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said they agreed to turn the Korean peninsula into a "land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats".

Image made from video provided by Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) hugs North Korean leader Kim Jong Un upon arrival in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sept. 18, 2018. Kim vowed to move toward denuclearization if the United States takes steps of its own.

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Mr Moon and his counterpart Kim Jong-un watched the display after signing a deal to permanently close the north's Tongchang-ri missile facility.

"We're making tremendous progress with respect to North Korea".

The leaders of North and South Korea have wrapped up their third summit this year with a vow to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

Kim's trip to Seoul would be the first by a Northern leader since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, when hostilities ceased with an armistice rather than a peace treaty, leaving them technically in a state of war.

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