- leader Kim ... Un
- 非核化（後出 nuclear development program は核開発計画、nuclear umbrella は核の傘）
- President Moon Jae-in
- 示す（後出 bear も同意）
- concrete measures
- 疑念、懐疑（後出 skepticism も同意）
- commit to ～
- Military Demarcation Line
- fire a flare
- joint statement
- 平壌（後出はここでは北朝鮮政府、Washington は米国政府）
- resemblance to ～
- vow to ～
- ～ troops
- 【写真説明】 Joint Security Area
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stepped across the border between the two Koreas for the first time on April 27 and agreed to work toward "complete denuclearization" in his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. However, he didn't disclose any concrete measures to realize the goal. As doubts remain whether Kim will really commit to dismantling his country's nuclear program, the North Korean leader is expected to meet U.S. President Donald Trump by early June.
On April 27, in the border village of Panmunjom, Kim became the first North Korean leader to cross into the South after shaking hands with Moon over the Military Demarcation Line. Kim invited Moon to the North, and together they crossed the border to the North, before returning to the South. At the summit, Kim said, "I feel like I'm firing a flare at the starting line for writing a new chapter of history in North-South relations."
This is the third inter-Korean summit, following ones in 2000 and 2007. In a joint statement, the two leaders agreed to seek complete denuclearization of the peninsula, for Moon to visit Pyongyang this autumn, and to end the Korean War this year.
However, there is still skepticism. North Korea has long been pushing for "denuclearization" that bears no resemblance to the definition shared by the U.S. and its allies. Pyongyang previously vowed to continue its nuclear development program unless Washington removed its 28,500 troops from South Korea and its "nuclear umbrella" protecting allies South Korea and Japan.
(Compiled from AP and Mainichi reports)
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