Need to Know: North Korea Promises to End Nuclear Program in Exchange for Peace – News

Photo ended in promises of a denuclearized peninsula and peace between the two nations late last week, raising hopes for continued reconciliation in the contentious region during expected talks between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Moon’s spokesman Yoon Young-chan quoted Kim as saying.

From the 1970s to the present, North Korean leaders have made repeated promises about ending conflicts in the East Asian peninsula, but time and again have walked back those statements to pursue further isolation and a larger armory. So even as Trump is expected to meet with Kim sometime in the coming months for yet another historic meeting, the president’s advisors are still not convinced that Kim is ready to follow through on his most recent pledges.

“We want to see real commitment,” Trump national security advisor John R. Bolton

Now, after Kim has become the first North Korean leader to set foot on South Korean soil, Trump’s planned meeting is increasingly important, with some pundits suggesting that the pair could sort out an action-ready plan for North Korean denuclearization and general peace on the peninsula before the year’s end.

“This is a great start and should be cause for cautious optimism,”

And if you listen to Kim, that potential peace agreement is not only on the table, but a priority for the controversial North Korean leader.

“I am determined not to repeat the painful history of the Korean War. As the same nation living on the same land, we should never shed blood again,”

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