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N Korea at crossroads

Father's lesson weighs on Kim as denuclearization talks stall

Second summit remains elusive as distrust persists between US and North

TOKYO -- Efforts toward North Korea's denuclearization have come to a halt a month after U.S. President Donald Trump signaled a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as the two sides struggle to overcome decades of miscommunication and distrust.

Trust was the overarching theme of North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho's speech to the United Nations General Assembly in September. He called for "bringing down the barrier of mistrust between the two countries which has existed for several decades," adding that both sides "should spend many efforts to building trust above all."

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