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Posted: October 11, 2017

Jimmy Carter offers to sit down with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

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Jimmy Carter offers to sit down with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un
Jimmy Carter grins in his souvenir T-shirt at the 21st Annual Plains Peanut Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. Carter turns 93 on Sunday, Oct. 1. Photo by Jill Stuckey

By Jim Galloway, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA —

Former President Jimmy Carter is offering to sit down with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, according to a retired University of Georgia professor – who has passed the word to a Korean newspaper.

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Park Han-shik, an emeritus professor of international affairs at the University of Georgia, reported having the conversation with Carter, according to the Korea JoongAn Daily:

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"'Carter wants to meet with the North Korean leader and play a constructive role for peace on the Korean Peninsula as he did in 1994,' Park, 78, told the JoongAng Ilbo over phone after meeting with the 93-year-old former president.
"Park, a prominent scholar of North Korea-related issues who has traveled to Pyongyang over 50 times, visited Carter, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his work with the Atlanta-based Carter Center, at the former president’s home in Plains, Georgia, on Sept. 28."

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has requested confirmation from the Carter Center.


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