National Security Expert weighs in on new prospect of peace in Korea

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah(News4Utah) The prospects of peace in Korea now seem one step closer. Kim Jong Un is promising to shut down North Korea’s nuclear test site in May, and the notoriously secret regime is promising to do so in the open. Our National Security Expert and Director of National Security Studies at Utah Valley University, Ryan Vogel, joined Brian Carlson to weigh in on the new developments.

In a shocking turn of events, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un met with South Korean President Moon Jae-In at a summit at the demilitarized zone on Friday. North Korea and South Korea agreed to formally end the war that halted with a ceasefire in 1953, to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, and to usher in a new era of peace.

South Korea has stated that North Korea expressed willingness for U.S. inspectors to assess
their nuclear sites. While there will be a lot of work and tough negotiations in the months and years ahead, this series of events represents a stunning shift in the rhetoric and tension of the past year.
This also represents a major victory for President Trump, who has been credited by the South Koreans for the changed landscape. Still, there is a long and unpredictable road ahead.

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