South Korea's Moon heads for Trump talks to try to keep summit on track

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Kim and Trump appear at odds over the term ‘denuclearisation’ and President Moon is keen to defuse tensions on the peninsula

The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, is due to hold talks in the White House with Donald Trump on Tuesday amid growing uncertainty over Trump’s planned North Korean summit in Singapore next month.

Trump was reported by the New York Times to have been “surprised and angered” by a statement from a senior North Korean official last week that said the regime would never trade away its nuclear arsenal and would not settle for a “one-sided” outcome to Trump’s summit with Kim Jong-un, due to take place on 12 June.

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