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In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ride in a car during a parade through a street in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, File)
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jung-sook wave upon their arrival at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang in North Korea. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, File)
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, third from left, and his wife Kim Jung-sook, second from left, are welcomed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju upon their arrival at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang in North Korea. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, File)
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ride in a car parade through Pyongyang in North Korea. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, File)
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, is greeted by North Koreans during a welcome ceremony at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, File)
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Kim Yo Jong, left, sister of North Korean Leader, walks ahead of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Koran leader Kim Jong Un, right, arrive at the headquarters of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, File)
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In this Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, North Koreans perform during the mass games performance of 'The Glorious Country' at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, File)
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, residents of Pyongyang, North Korea gather in a plaza outside the city’s main train station to watch the news of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s visit. Though images of Moon’s arrival had been aired around the world the day before, the first footage was delayed by a day in the North. (AP Photo/Eric Talmadge, File)
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, residents of Pyongyang, North Korea gather in a plaza outside the city’s main train station to watch the news of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s visit. Though images of Moon’s arrival had been aired around the world the day before, the first footage was delayed by a day in the North. (AP Photo/Eric Talmadge, File)
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a restaurant in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via A, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold documents after signing at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang, North Korea. Moon and Kim held the first of their summit talks Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Pyongyang headquarters of the ruling Workers’ Party. It’s where Kim’s office is located and South Korean media dub it “the heart of North Korea.” (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, File)
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In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Koran leader Kim Jong Un stand at the headquarters of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, File)
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in greets with North Korean students after planting a tree at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, File)
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from left, his wife Kim Jung-sook, left, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from right, and his wife Ri Sol Ju talk at a dinner at Taedong river seafood restaurant in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, File)
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, foreground right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un raise their hands after watching the mass games performance of 'The Glorious Country' at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP,c File)
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greet to Pyongyang citizens after watching the mass games performance of 'The Glorious Country' at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, receiving flowers from children, from left, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, his wife Kim Jung-sook, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and his wife Ri Sol Ju, before the mass games performance of 'The Glorious Country' at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, Filer)
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North Koreans wave on a street as a convoy transporting South Korean President Moon Jae-in makes its way to Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, visit Mount Paektu in North Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in puts water from the crater lake into a bottle on Mount Paektu in North Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspect an honor guard as they head to the Mount Paektu at Samjiyon airport near in North Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from right, and his wife Kim Jung-sook, right, stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left, and his wife Ri Sol Ju on the Mount Paektu in North Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks to North Koreans as he arrives to watch the mass games performance of 'The Glorious Country' at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, File)
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, his wife Kim Jung-sook, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju ride a cable car to the Mount Paektu in North Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, and first lady Kim Jung-sook bow as they leave for Seoul at the Samjiyon airport in North Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has wrapped up a three-day visit to North Korea for a third summit with leader Kim Jong Un that included wide-ranging agreements they trumpeted as a major step toward peace.

Their main accord on the issue that most worries the world — the North’s pursuit of nuclear-tipped missiles that can accurately strike the U.S. mainland — contained a big condition: Kim stated that he would permanently dismantle North Korea’s main nuclear facility only if the United States takes unspecified corresponding measures.

Compared to the vague language of their two earlier summits, Kim and Moon seem to have agreed on an ambitious program meant to tackle soaring tensions last year that had many fearing war as the North tested a string of increasingly powerful weapons.

Kim promised to accept international inspectors to monitor the closing of a key missile test site and launch pad and to visit Seoul soon, and both leaders vowed to work together to try to host the Summer Olympics in 2032.

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