Kim Jong Un says he will give up Nukes if US agrees not to attack
Kim Jong Un North Korean leader agreed to give up nukes if the United States recognizes the formal end of the Korean war and promises to not attack the North.
Kim also vowed during his meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday to shut down the North’s nuclear test site in May and disclose the process to experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States, Seoul’s presidential office said.
Many in the US remain skeptical about whether North Korea will ever decide to fully relinquish its nukes as it heads into negotiations with the U.S., Kim’s comments amount to the North’s most specific acknowledgement yet that “denuclearization” would constitute surrendering its weapons.
President Trump acknowledged that the meetings between Kim and President Moon were going well. There is still much work to be done before the scheduled historic meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un.
Just had a long and very good talk with President Moon of South Korea. Things are going very well, time and location of meeting with North Korea is being set. Also spoke to Prime Minister Abe of Japan to inform him of the ongoing negotiations.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2018
U.S. national security adviser John Bolton reacted coolly to word that Kim would abandon his weapons if the United States pledged not to invade.
Asked on CBS’ “Face the Nation” whether the U.S. would make such a promise, Bolton said: “Well, we’ve heard this before. This is — the North Korean propaganda playbook is an infinitely rich resource.”
“What we want to see from them is evidence that it’s real and not just rhetoric,” he added.
Kim remains optimistic and appears on the surface to be sincere about denuclearization.
“Once we start talking, the United States will know that I am not a person to launch nuclear weapons at South Korea, the Pacific or the United States,” Kim said, according to Yoon.
It is pretty clear that President Trump taking a tough stance with Kim and North Korea have brought us this far. The sincerity and actions of Kim will show if History has been made or this madman just signed his death warrant.