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Leaders of North and South Korea Hold Historic Meeting in Pyongyang

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, toasts with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a luncheon at the Samjiyon guesthouse in North Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. A beaming South Korean President Moon, freshly returned home Thursday from a whirlwind three-day summit with Kim Jong Un, said the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes for a quick follow-up to his June summit with President Donald Trump

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On Wednesday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un held a joint press conference at the Paekhwawon State Guest House in Pyongyang, North Korea. According to a CNN article, President Moon Jae-in announced that "international experts" would observe the demolition of key nuclear facilities “if the United States agrees to corresponding measures.” Kim Jong Un would like to hold a second summit with President Donald Trump to accelerate the denuclearization process. Today we will discuss the historic meeting with Bruce Cumings, professor of history at the University of Chicago. He’s author of numerous books on the Korean Peninsula including Parallax Visions: Making Sense of American-East Asian Relations at the End of the Century and North Korea: Another Country.

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