S. Korea's Moon: Trump wants to grant Kim Jong Un's wishes

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from right, is greeted by North Koreans as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, watches during a welcome ceremony at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sept. 18, 2018.

South Korean soldiers escorted the defector to safety after finding him moving south of the eastern side of the military demarcation line that bisects the Koreas, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement. The content of this image is as provided and can not be independently verified.

A North Korean soldier fled across the heavily fortified frontier Saturday, the military said, a rare escape that presents the first test of recent military tension-reduction measures by the two adversaries.

Moon said Kim visiting Seoul by the year's end may still be possible, but it would be up to Kim to decide.

The White House said he reaffirmed that plan during a meeting with Moon Friday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina.

"We're getting along very well, we have a good relationship", Trump also said. Trump added that at some point he will invite Kim to the United States.

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Ban told The Associated Press on Monday that "this is the time" to achieve North Korea's denuclearisation after almost a quarter century of unsuccessful efforts, and that the world should not lose this opportunity.

Ban, a former South Korean foreign minister, said "this is the time" to achieve North Korea's denuclearisation after almost a quarter century of unsuccessful efforts, and that the North and the world should not lose this opportunity.

"I think we're going to do one fairly [soon] - you know, into January, February, I think", Trump told reporters with him on Air Force One.

If that happens, he would be the first North Korean leader to do so since the end of the 1950-1953 Korean War, though the plan is still unclear.

'(Trump) wishes Chairman Kim would implement the rest of their agreement and that he would make what Chairman Kim wants come true, ' Moon said Saturday.

Both the leaders has signed a roughly worded document over the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, but the progress has been ceased as Pyongyang and Washington argued over the document's meaning. He said there were three sites under consideration, but declined to name them.

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