Japan to host summit with China, South Korea on May 9

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday dismissed claims that U.S. troops stationed in the country would have to leave if a peace treaty was signed with the North.

A rare summit between North and South Korea last week that has led to hopes of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and an official end to the Korean war has triggered questions on whether South Asian rivals India and Pakistan can a take a lesson from there and take steps towards peace.

It's been reported that Chul was a pastor, and in his public "confession", Kim said he was a spy for the South Korea intelligence service and was trying to spread Christianity among North Koreans.

CNN's sources said there's a possibility Kim will invite Trump to enter North Korea, and that parts of the summit may take place in the country where no sitting USA president has set foot.

"I want to get it done", added Trump, referring to his meeting with Kim, which Trump said on Saturday could take place over the next three or four weeks.

Still, a Cheong Wa Dae official told reporters that the USA troop presence is necessary in South Korea even after the signing of a peace treaty with North Korea.

The information cited in these reports comes from Choi Sung-ryong, an advocate who represents the group Family Assembly of those Abducted to North Korea, who has taken interest in these cases as the three US citizens known to be detained in North Korea are Korean-Americans.

While much of Trump's camp is eager to hold the meeting at the DMZ, some US officials would still prefer a neutral meeting location instead. "We need cooperation from our member countries in the Asia-Pacific, European and North Atlantic regions".

The rival Koreas dismantled huge loudspeakers used to blare Cold War-style propaganda across their tense border on Tuesday, as South Korea's president asked the United Nations to observe the North's planned closing of its nuclear test site.

"We heard it through our sources in North Korea late last month".

In his conversation with Moon, Kim denied that he would be merely clearing out damaged goods, saying that the site also has two new tunnels that are larger than previous testing facilities, Yoon said. Choi told the Agence-France Presse (AFP) that a contact within North Korea told him that the prisoners "are staying in a hotel on the outskirts of Pyongyang".

Kim Jong Un would be made fully aware, according to this argument, that he would accept nothing short of complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization. "And I had that thought". Even the very act of accepting a summit with Kim before lower-level meetings have played out represents a break with political norms.

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