Could the North Korea summit really convince Kim Jong-un to give up his nuclear weapons?

Friday’s historic inter-Korean summit is already oozing with overloaded symbolism, from subtle touches in the meeting room décor to the meticulously planned menu designed to evoke memories of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s more carefree childhood in Switzerland.

A painting portraying the soft blue and purple hues of North Korea’s Mount Kumgang will loom over the second floor meeting room in the Peace House on the demilitarised borderzone between North and South where the nations’ two leaders will sit on chairs etched with carvings of their shared peninsula.

Kim Jong-un will step south of the border at 9.30am (2.30am BST), the first North Korean leader ever to do so.

In tow will be his younger…

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