US News A hotline will allow Kim Jong Un and the South Korean president to interrupt at any point during the historic talks

12:31  09 january  2018
12:31  09 january  2018 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

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Kim Jong Un and President Moon Jae-in will be able to interrupt at any point during the meeting. To provide input into the meeting, Moon will need to send a fax to the South Korean delegation. Only Moon will have live footage of the talks .

× A hotline will allow Kim Jong Un and the South Korean president to interrupt at any point during the historic talks . Kim Jong Un and President Moon Jae-in will be able to interrupt at any point during the meeting. To provide input into the meeting, Moon will need to send a fax to the

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Both North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will have a line into Tuesday's talks between the two countries, CNN reports.

According to CNN, Kim and Moon will each have a hotline to South Korea's Peace House in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) where the talks will take place. This will enable each of the leaders to "monitor the talks in real time, and intervene if necessary."

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However, for Moon to provide any input he will need to send a fax to the negotiators, according to NPR. It's unclear how Kim is expected to intervene if necessary.

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Hours after President Trump tweeted another reckless taunting message at North Korean dictator Kim Jong - un , the regime’s leader ordered that officials make contact with South Korea on Tuesday through a hotline that had been dormant for nearly two years.

Also, only Moon will be able to watch live footage.

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Tuesday's meeting is the first formal talks between the two countries in more than two years.

The meeting came about after Kim Jong Un announced his desire to send a delegation to this year's Winter Olympics in South Korea. South Korea then responded by proposing official talks at the DMZ.

Before leaving for the meeting, South Korea's chief delegate indicated South Korea's desire for the Olympics to be "the first step toward an improvement in inter-Korean ties."

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