Time and Place for Summit with Kim Jong-un is fixed

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) pose for photographs after signing the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula during the Inter-Korean Summit at the Peace House on April 27, 2018 in Panmunjom, South Korea.

According to South Korea, Kim has said he would be willing to give up his nukes if the United States commits to a formal end to the war and pledges not to attack the North.

Tension has been high on the flashpoint peninsula since previous year when the North carried its sixth - and most powerful - atomic test and test-fired missiles capable of reaching the USA mainland.

After a hard 2017 that saw President Trump threaten the North with "fire and fury" and brand Kim a "Little Rocket Man", 2018 has brought something of a diplomatic thaw.

"The time-resetting is the first practical step taken after the historic third north-south summit meeting to speed up the process for the north and the south to become one and turn their different and separated things into the same and single ones", a dispatch read. By accepting a summit, many Chinese see "art-of-the-deal" Trump as now responsible for what happens, and no longer requiring Chinese help.

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The US leader has been eager to play up his role in achieving a breakthrough with Pyongyang through his "maximum pressure" campaign involving tough rhetoric, strengthened global sanctions and diplomatic efforts to further isolate the regime. The university is the only privately funded college in North Korea and was founded in 2010 with donations from Christian groups.

The summit's real goal is to improve the image of the dictatorial North Korean leader, and for South Korea's Moon to give all credit to the US president, suggesting Trump win a Nobel Peace Prize. If he indeed concedes troop reductions for North Korea's denuclearisation, then the message going out to the world could be not as positive as it seemed earlier. He's previously said the summit was planned for May or early June.

'I won't use the rhetoric now, ' he said.

But the phrase is a diplomatic euphemism open to interpretation on both sides. The leaflets also denounce the North Korean government for their human rights abuses and defectors have vowed to challenge a ban on sending propaganda across the border. In March, Trump was presented with an opportunity to meet Kim for diplomatic talks and the U.S. president reportedly accepted immediately.

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