Kim Jong Un willing to cease nuclear and missile tests to talk with US: South Korea

The president initially said the offer may be false hope but now appears cautiously optimistic.
1:39 | 03/07/18

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Next, what could be a major development on the nuclear threat from North Korea. It came after a very rare meeting between Kim Jong-un and south Korean officials. Afterwards, South Korea reporting that the nor offered to stop testing weapons if the U.S. Agrees to talks. Tonight, president trump now reacting, and ABC's Matt Gutman, who was just at the dmz, the highly secured border between the north and south. Reporter: Tonight, that for the first time ever, Kim Jong-un face to face with south Korean officials who traveled to bee yang. Afterwards, South Korea said the north Korean leader appeared willing to suspend all nuclear and missile tests for talks with the U.S. After first saying the offer may false hope. Hopefully, we'll go in the very peaceful beautiful path. We are prepared to go whichever path is necessary. Reporter: The north Korean leader has spent the last two years accelerating his nuclear and missile programs, eliciting this kind of response. They will be met with fire, fury, and, frankly, power the Reporter: While North Korea dispatched a so-called charm offensive at the olympics last month, at the dmz, a reminder of the tension. Now this is how bad counication is between the two sides. There is a telephone line connecting the south Korean side and the north Korean side, but the north Koreans haven't answered it since 2013. Now, plans for a direct hotline between north and south Korean leaders. And David, the U.S. Intelligence communities have weighed in on this today, basically saying they are deeply skeptical, noting that North Korea has a 60-year long track record of breaking promises. David? Matt Gutman tonight. Matt, thank you.

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