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North Korea Crisis

North Korea's 'denuclearization' vow raises hopes and skepticism

Kim and Moon declare an end to 1950s war as they pursue peace treaty

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un deliver a statement at Panmunjom on April 27.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- North Korea agreed on Friday to completely denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, as South Korea scrambled to de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and the North over its nuclear weapons program.

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