Transcript for Fear of war constant in South Korea
The historic high stakes face off between north and South Korea are Martha Raddatz on the ground near the border between the countries. As the enemy's re open communication to discuss the impending Winter Olympics. But Kim Jung Iran's nuclear Saber rattling could also come up. S president trump takes credit for the shifting developments here's ABC's Martha Raddatz. With north and South Korean delegation set to engage in the first high level talks in more than two years. President trump is taking a more conciliatory tone if something can happen and something can come out of those talks. That would be a great thing for all of humanity. The meeting will come a week after president trump. Taunted Kim Jong-un tweeting his nuclear button is a much bigger and more powerful one that Kim's. But Saturday at Camp David president trump signaled he would be open to his own phone talks with Kim. And told him UN ambassador Nikki Haley speaking on this week seemed to clarify the president's position. What he is basically said is. Yes there could be a time or we talk to North Korea but a lot of things have to happen before that. Actually takes place they have to stop testing they have to be willing to talk about banning their nuclear weapons. With North Korea close to perfecting his nuclear tipped missiles that could potentially get the US. The fear of war is on staff at South Korea. As we drove near the border we saw a roadside artillery in plain view all God's Boyd ignored. And barriers ready to come crashing down should soldiers from the north and storms south word. While South Koreans young and old relaxed this ice fishing festival after. Attack helicopters made an uneasy presence yeah. This man telling us he felt. Less safe with trump in office system that still on the eve of talks many South Koreans like this man are hopeful. Pushing movies who assume we need dialogue he says we need to talk to each other. And Tom while the topic of Tuesday's meeting is limited to the north's participation in the upcoming Olympic Games. Many people we talked to hope those talks will eventually gets banned. Tom Martha Raddatz from Seoul tonight for us Martha thank you.
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