Last Friday, we said it was scheduled to happen and it happened. But even some Koreans say it's hard to believe.
For the first time since fighting stopped in the Korean War in 1953, a North Korean leader stepped into South Korean territory. The historic summit between the two nations' leaders have been planned for weeks and they made some potentially world-changing promises — to completely get rid of nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula, to call for a formal end to the war that started in 1950.
According to South Korean President Moon Jae-in's office, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un also promised to shut down his nuclear test site in May and invite experts and journalists from South Korea and the U.S. to come make sure it was close.
There is some controversy around that. Chinese scientists said last week that the test site had been so badly damaged in nuclear explosions that it might not be useful anymore. North Korea's dictator says that's not true, that parts of it are in very good condition.
Either way, after all these apparent breakthroughs, analysts say there's plenty of reason to proceed cautiously. The U.S. President Donald Trump says that even though the meeting between him and North Korea's leader could happen in weeks, it's hard to predict how successful it will be.
自1953年朝鲜战争结束以来，朝鲜领导人第一次踏入韩国领土 。朝鲜和韩国领导人之间举行的这场历史性会谈已经筹备数周之久，两国元首在会谈期间做出了可能改变世界的承诺，即完全去除朝鲜半岛的核武器，呼吁正式结束于1950年开始的朝鲜战争 。
不过这一问题存在争议 。中国科学家上周表示，该试验场在核爆炸中毁损严重，可能已经无法使用 。但是朝鲜独裁者称，这不是事实，试验场部分设施状况良好 。
无论怎样，这些毕竟是明显的突破性进展，分析人士认为，因为多个原因，需谨慎行事 。美国总统唐纳德·特朗普表示，虽然他和朝鲜领导人将在几周后举行会谈，但是很难预测这次会谈会有多成功 。
1. get rid of 摆脱；去除；消除；
He hoped to get rid of the pain in what was left of his knee.
2. shut down (使)(工厂、公司等)关闭,歇业，停业；
The mill was finally sh ut down by state safety inspectors.
3. either way (两种情况中)不论发生哪一种情况；
Either way, it's win-win for you.
4. after all 毕竟；终究；
After all he is still a schoolboy.