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The idea that North Korea would rid itself of its nuclear weaponry without getting something in return is fanciful, according to experts.

South Korea's offers of railroads and power plants are likely to have an impact, and are tangible things they can deliver to the north. Pompeo's offer sounds is meant to sound grander, but is like on specifics.

The allure of economic help could be enough for Kim to accept terms to denuclearize, as Pompeo said that there's a chance that North Korea and the US could become "partners", according to the Los Angeles Times.

Holding the meeting in the US or North Korea gives one side an unfair home court advantage, letting China or South Korea host the summit allows for potential interference by other interested parties, possible sites in Europe are too far away (Kim Jong Un's ability to travel is severely hindered by the limited transportation options at his disposal), and the highly-fortified border between North and South Korea would be overly reminiscent of April's inter-Korean summit.

At a ruling party meeting last month, North Korea had already announced that it has suspended all tests of nuclear devices and ICBMs and the plan to close the nuclear testing ground.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who returned from North Korea a day earlier after meeting with Kim, said he had a "good conversation" with the North Korean leader.

Pompeo said there would need to be "complete" and "verifiable" denuclearization, suggesting it would involve inspections to ensure the North's compliance.

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"I think we have a very good chance of doing something very meaningful", Trump said. "The North Korean side is extremely pragmatically minded, conducts its own foreign policy course and understands well that the missile and nuclear program can be resumed upon any convenient opportunity", Lobov said.

"If Chairman Kim chooses the right path, there is a future brimming with peace and prosperity for the North Korean people", he said.

Until then, however, the worldwide sanctions will remain in place, Foreign Minister Kang said.

In an interview with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, Pompeo was less clear, saying, "We'll see how the negotiations proceed", and repeating, "We have our eyes wide open".

He said talks with Mr Kim on Wednesday had been "warm", "constructive", and "good" and he made clear if North Korea gets rid of its nuclear weapons in a permanent and verifiable way, the USA is willing to help the impoverished nation boost its economy and living stands to levels like those in prosperous South Korea.

Following the Moon-Kim summit, Moon's office said Kim was willing to disclose the process to global experts, but the North's statement Saturday didn't include any mention about allowing experts on the site.

On Wednesday, Kim Jong Un met with visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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Since an ad hoc 1953 armistice put an end to active hostilities between the North and the South, South Korea has become a leading world economy.

"I am confident that we have a shared understanding of the outcome that the leaders want", Pompeo said. Kim said "a satisfactory consensus" had been reached toward the summit.

During the call, Mr Lee also invited the US leader to make a state visit to Singapore in November, in conjunction with the 6th Asean-US Summit and 13th East Asia Summit.

Ironically enough, the two countries don't even agree on that history.

China is now North Korea's biggest trade partner and the peninsula nation relies heavily on China for its economy.

She also denied that the administration is "forgiving", after Cuomo asked about the president's words thanking Kim or the prisoner release. "For decades, we have been adversaries". "I don't see any scenario he is going to give that up quickly, willingly, and so I think what he's trying to do is to, again, present an appearance of accommodation".

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