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What Does Kim Jong Un Want? Trump's Next Summit Could Be Costly

  • Pompeo, top North Korean official begin talks in Washington
  • North Korea seeks sanctions relief, end to military drills
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U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and North Korea’s Kim Yong Chol began talks in Washington in the strongest sign yet that President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are on the verge of announcing a second summit. This time, Kim’s likely to raise his price.

In speeches, state media commentaries and meetings with his Chinese and South Korean counterparts, the once-reclusive North Korean leader has laid out a remarkably transparent list of demands to break the deadlock in nuclear talks. His agenda ranges from restarting economic projects frozen by sanctions to formally ending the 1950-53 Korean War to weakening the U.S.-South Korean military alliance.