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South Koreans are growing wary over U.S. progress with North Korea

Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in
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After months of back-and-forth between the U.S. and North Korea, South Koreans are growing wary and a little suspicious that any real progress can be made with the regime, according to Politico's Cory Bennett.

The big picture: In recent days, the administration has shown mixed messaging of confidence when it comes to dealing with the regime. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he'd be traveling there next week, which Trump cancelled a day later, as he argued North Korea wasn't "making sufficient progress with respect to denuclearization." South Koreans are having "creeping doubts" that any real progress could actually be made with its reclusive neighbor, and that Trump is truly committed.