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South Korea Wants to Meet the North Without Upsetting Trump

  • Rivals to discuss Games at first high-level meeting since 2015
  • Chance to resurrect negotiations on North Korea’s nukes
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Pusan National University Associate Professor Robert Kelly discusses South Korea’s Olympic Goals.(Source: Bloomberg)
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South Korean officials will face a challenge as tough as any Olympic feat this week: Drawing the North Koreans back to talks without undermining the U.S.’s hard line against Kim Jong Un.

The neighbors are slated to hold their first high-level meeting in more than two years at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Panmunjom, a border village where the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed in 1953. The talks -- focused primarily on North Korea joining next month’s Winter Olympics in nearby Pyeongchang -- are the best chance to resurrect negotiations on Kim’s nuclear weapons program since U.S. President Donald Trump took office.