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Trump-Kim Summit

Trump and Kim eye end-of-war declaration at Hanoi summit

Concerns grow over 'bad deal' that could reduce US forces in South Korea

A man walks past a banner depicting North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump in Hanoi, Vietnam.   © Reuters

HANOI -- U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to seek a deal to declare the end of the Korean War over the next two days, a move some say would simply delay the denuclearization of the isolated state while it continues to threaten its neighbors.

The two leaders agreed to aim for North Korea's "complete denuclearization" at their first summit held in Singapore last June. Since then, however, progress has stalled as the two sides struggle to even agree on a definition of denuclearization, according to senior U.S. government officials who spoke to media last week.

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