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North Korea Crisis

Trump seeks joint statement with Kim to lock in gains

Detailed steps to denuclearization would be a win for president

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet for the first time on June 12.

WASHINGTON/SEOUL -- As next month's meeting in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un approaches, the U.S. is considering a joint statement that would include agreements on denuclearization and declaring an end to the Korean War.

Pyongyang has a history of breaking agreements on its nuclear program, including a framework established with Washington in 1994. The U.S. plans to add a deadline and a process for security guarantees sought by the North to give Kim more reason to abide by the deal. Japan -- which is also pushing for a deadline along with South Korea -- envisions a 2020 time frame, coinciding with the American presidential election that fall.

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