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Kim Jong Un told a delegation from South Korea that his regime is willing to commence negotiations with the U.S. aimed at eliminating the country’s nuclear arsenal, the New York Times reports. Kim committed to halting North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests during the talks, as well. While reports of Kim’s willingness to denuclearize came from South Korean officials and not the North Korean leader himself, if Kim confirms his willingness, it will mark the first time Pyongyang has indicated that it will consider surrendering its nuclear arsenal in exchange for guarantees of security from the United States. During the meeting between Kim and the South Korean delegation, the parties also agreed to hold a summit meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-In and Kim on the border of the two countries in April. The South Korean statement released in the wake of the two-day meeting said that the two Koreas would immediately begin preparations for the April…

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