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Bolton says North Korea removed abductee issue from joint statement

Former adviser talked Trump out of end-of-war declaration with Kim

John Bolton's new memoir at a Barnes & Noble bookstore on New York City's Upper West Side. "It's selling well. Every other book we've sold today is this one," an employee said. (Photo by Ken Moriyasu)

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration sought to add the Japanese-abductee issue to a joint statement between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June 2018, but they had to settle on a "short statement" after stalled negotiations.

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