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Differing views of 'denuclearization' complicate North Korea talks

March 28, 2018
By Josh Smith

“Denuclearization” is a word dominating the headlines as U.S. President Donald Trump leads an effort to pressure North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program. First South Korean, then Chinese officials have in recent weeks reported North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has told them he is “committed to denuclearization” on the Korean peninsula. Kim’s declared commitment to denuclearization, however, is neither new, nor likely in line with Washington’s expectations.
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