By The Blaze. North Korea leader Kim Jong-un told South Korea President Moon Jae-in that he would abandon his nuclear weapons if the United States will formally end the Korean War and promise not to invade his country, the South Korean government announced Sunday. . .
The announcement was declared a confidence-building gesture ahead of a proposed summit meeting in May with President Donald Trump, the New York Times reported. Kim also claimed he would invite experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States to watch the shutdown his country’s only known underground nuclear test site.
Members of the Trump administration were cautious about the possibility of reaching a deal, the report stated. A plan to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear program is expected to span a period of about two years.
John Bolton, Trump’s new national security adviser, said that would be accompanied by a “full, complete, total disclosure of everything related to their nuclear program with a full international verification,” according to the report.
Still, an apparent concession was categorized by U.S. officials as a promising sign in the quest to end a standoff on the Koren Peninsula that has remained in place since the end of the Korean War 65 years ago. (Read more from “This Is the Only Way North Korea Will Abandon Nuclear Weapons” HERE)
North Korea: Chinese Foreign Minister to Visit Pyongyang After Historic Talks
By BBC. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is to visit North Korea this week, after historic talks between the North and South last Friday.
The trip comes amid a flurry of diplomatic activity following the landmark day on the peninsula.
China is North Korea’s only remaining economic ally, but this will be its highest level visit there in years.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is expected to meet US President Donald Trump in the coming weeks.
South Korea has already spoken to the leaders of US and Japan. (Read more from “North Korea: Chinese Foreign Minister to Visit Pyongyang After Historic Talks” HERE)