South Korean leader says North Korea wants “Complete Denuclearization” in exchange for safety
South Korean President Moon Jae-In said th North Koreans might be willing to end its nuclear weapons program in exchange for a guarantee of safety.“North Korea is expressing a will for a complete denuclearization,” Moon stated to reporters on Thursday.
The Communist rogue nation is also not pushing to boot out the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea, according to Moon.
“All they are expressing is the end of hostile policies against North Korea, followed by a guarantee of security,” the South Korean president assured.
Moon’s comments come ahead of a summit between himself and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that could bring an end to the nations’ 68-year state of war since the Korean War ended with a truce rather than a peace treaty.
President Trump is also planning a meeting with Kim, possibly as early as June, that will be the first ever between a current U.S. president and a North Korean leader.
Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week. Meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed. Details of Summit are being worked out now. Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
“First, the South-North Korean summit must make a good beginning, and the dialogue between the two Koreas likely must continue after we see the results of the North Korea-United States summit,” Moon hoped.
Trump and Kim waged a war of threats and insults as North Korea expanded its nuclear weapons program over the past year. Kim Jong Un has threatened to reduce the U.S. to “ashes and darkness,” and Trump has fired back, saying he will attack the nation with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Trump set the tone of the negotiations with one of his infamous brands labeling the midget North Korean leader as “rocket man.”
President Trump is cautiously optimistic about the negotiations showing a willingness to back out prior or walk out during the negotiations. Complete denuclearization of North Korea would be a crown jewel for Trump in foreign policy accomplishments.
“If I think that it’s a meeting that’s not going to be fruitful. I won’t go. If the meeting when I’m there is not fruitful, I will respectfully leave,” Trump told reporters.
CIA Director and nominee for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met secretly with Kim Jong Un over Easter in an extraordinary move by the Trump administration. Pompeo and Kim formed a “good relationship,” according to President Trump.