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Trump-Kim talks to cover 'concrete' denuclearization, Pence says

American VP says president is 'very optimistic' about second summit

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, right, said he has seen "truly remarkable" communications between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Sunday that President Donald Trump will use his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to urge "concrete steps" toward denuclearization.

"We will be laying out our expectation for North Korea to take concrete steps to begin to make real the denuclearization that Kim Jong Un committed to," Pence told "Fox News Sunday," referring to the summit planned for late February.

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