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.

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)
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)
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)

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.

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)
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)
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)

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.

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)
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)
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)

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.

Source: The Associated Press

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