>> The leaders of North and South Korea kicked off their latest summit on Tuesday, this time in Kunyan. Kim Jong Un greeted the South's Moon Jain at the airport, the two looking far more familiar in their third meeting with smiles and hugs. Moon even took the time to shake hands with North Korean civilians, tens of thousands of them showed up waving flowers and chanting unification.
Later more of the same treatment from North Koreans as Moon and Kim paraded around the street. The big question at this summit is whether or not Kim is serious about denuclearization. And it may set the stage for a second summit with US President Donald Trump. But it's a tricky road ahead as Reuters' Jimmy Park explains.
>> There are gaps of opinions between North Korea and United States in terms of denuclearization process. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has said he's still committed to denuclearization but Washington has to take actions too. Washington wants North Korea to take actions, more concrete steps, such as reporting a fore released of nuclear weapons and materials, because Washington still remembers, Americans still remember the history of failed nuclear talks with North Korea.
>> According to Moon's aid, Trump has asked the South Korean President to be Chief Negotiator between him self and Kim after cancelling a trip to Pyongyang by Secretary of State, Mike Pumpayo last month. Tensions have spiked up again between the US and North Korea recently. And Washington has cranked up pressure on other countries to squeeze the north with sanctions.
On Monday, US Ambassador Nikki Haley even accused Russia of cheating on those sanctions.>> Russia is actively working to undermine the enforcement of the Security Council's sanctions on North Korea.>> Experts say a core task for Moon in Pyongyang will be to get Kim Jong Un to agree on a clear timeline to get rid of those weapons.
He and Kim are expected to unveil a joint statement on Wednesday.