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Trump-Kim Summit

Ex-North Korean diplomat says Kim will never give up nuclear arms

Hanoi summit will be about disarmament, not denuclearization, defector Thae says

Thae Yong-ho was North Korea's deputy ambassador to the U.K. before defecting to South Korea.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- A former Pyongyang diplomat said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is unwilling to ever completely give up nuclear weapons, and his summit in Hanoi next week with U.S. President Donald Trump would likely focus on reducing nuclear arms and facilities.

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