Tuesday, 6 March 2018

North Korea 'willing to give up nuclear weapons if security guaranteed', according to South Korea



Kim Jong Un is willing to abandon nuclear weapons if the security of his regime is guaranteed - and is also willing to speak to the US, according to South Korea.
 
An envoy from Seoul made the announcement after meeting the North Korean leader in Pyongyang.
 
 
"The North made clear its willingness for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, and made clear that there is no reason to own nuclear (programmes) if military threats towards the North are cleared and the security of its regime is guaranteed," said national security adviser Chung Eui-yong.


North Korea previously insisted such a move was not on the table.


"Chairman Kim said that even denuclearisation could be among the agenda items for talks between North Korea and the US," an official told South Korea's Yonhap news agency.


The two Koreas, whose relations have warmed of late, have also agreed to hold a summit at their heavily armed border and set up a leader to leader hotline.
 
 
The meeting, at the village of Panmunjom in April, will be only their third summit since the Korea war ended in 1953.


Kim Jong Un and President Moon Jae-in will have their first phone conversation before the summit, said the South's national security adviser.




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