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South Korea’s Moon says Kim Jong Un wants second summit with Trump

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in after their summit Sept. 19 in Pyongyang.
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he was told by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he wants the U.S. secretary of State to come to Pyongyang for nuclear talks. Kim also wants a second summit with President Trump as soon as possible.

Moon was briefing reporters Thursday after returning to Seoul after a three-day summit in Pyongyang with the North Korean leader.

Moon said he would carry a private message from Kim for Trump when he meets the U.S. president in New York next week at a U.N. meeting.

Moon also said he would convey to Trump his and Kim’s desire to get a declaration ending the Korean War by the end of this year. The 1950-53 war still technically continues because it ended with a cease-fire, not a peace treaty.

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Such a declaration would be the first step toward a formal peace treaty, but the U.S. is worried that it could result in Kim pushing for the removal of U.S. troops from South Korea.


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