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North Korea Crisis

How North Korea and the US define denuclearization

Kim Jong Un has yet to put his country's nuclear program on the table

People in Tokyo walk past a street monitor showing a news report of North Korea's big announcement on April 21.   © Reuters

SEOUL/WASHINGTON -- North Korea's Kim Jong Un on Saturday seized the initiative ahead of his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Kim created a hubbub by announcing his country no longer needs to test nuclear weapons or long-range missiles, that it would decommission a nuclear test site and take other steps. But he did not give up his nuclear ambitions, and the U.S. government plans to continue pressuring Pyongyang.

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