South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday that U.S. and North Korean officials have been holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to arrange a third summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He didn't say if the talks were face-to-face or who participated. "Complete denuclearization and a permanent peace regime on the peninsula are tasks that cannot be achieved overnight," Moon wrote in response to questions from seven news organizations. Trump is traveling to Japan for a G20 summit on Friday, before heading to South Korea to meet with Moon. Earlier Wednesday, North Korea's foreign ministry slammed the U.S., but not Trump, for having "viciously slandered" Pyongyang by suggesting sanctions will "bring us to our knees."
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