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Carter Arrives In North Korea On Peace-Building Mission


Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and three other former state leaders are reported to have arrived in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, in a fresh bid to defuse tensions on the divided Korean peninsula.

The so-called "Elders" delegation wants to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and his son and heir apparent Kim Jong-un to press for a resumption of dialogue between the two Koreas.

Carter's visit comes as momentum builds toward a resumption of aid-for-disarmament talks, which the North quit in 2009 but now wants to rejoin.

Reuters
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