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Biden Has Little to Entice Kim Jong Un to Stop Weapons Tests

  • Last president to visit Seoul was Trump and he went to the DMZ
  • Circumstances now different, including new South Korean leader
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WATCH: Biden arrives in South Korea for strategic talks with his counterpart Yoon amid threats of more missile tests out of North Korea. Source: Bloomberg
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The last time a US president visited Seoul in 2019, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un agreed to restart nuclear talks during an impromptu meeting at the heavily fortified demilitarized zone. 

As Joe Biden prepares to land in Seoul on Friday, the White House hasn’t indicated he’ll be heading to the DMZ. There’s also little he can do to convince Kim to return to the negotiating table as the North Korean leader prepares to launch another intercontinental ballistic missile and possibly conduct his first nuclear test since 2017.