Koreas to hold high-level denuclearization talks

Koreas to hold high-level denuclearization talks
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Leaders from North and South Korea on Wednesday will hold talks over plans to denuclearize the peninsula, Reuters reported.

South Korea’s Unification Ministry said the meeting will serve as a follow-up to an April 27 meeting in which leaders pledged to end the Korean War and work toward “complete denuclearization.” 

The meeting will take place at the Peace House along the border between the two countries. Five South Korean officials and 29 North Korean officials will attend the talks, Reuters reported.

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The meeting among Korean leaders comes roughly a month before President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE is set to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Their meeting is set for on June 12 in Singapore.

Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization West Bank annexation would endanger Israel's security House approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump MORE said this weekend that the U.S. is pushing for North Korea to fully and irreversibly dismantle its nuclear program.

In return, the U.S. would aid the North Korean economy by lifting sanctions and allowing private capital to flow into the country. Pompeo said economic aid for North Korea would not come at the expense of U.S. taxpayers.

North Korea has said it will dismantle its nuclear testing site later this month.