World What Does Kim Jong Un Mean by 'Denuclearization'?

04:18  10 april  2018
04:18  10 april  2018 Source:   Newsweek

North Korea's Kim told Xi he wanted to resume six-party disarmament talks: Nikkei

  North Korea's Kim told Xi he wanted to resume six-party disarmament talks: Nikkei North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Chinese President Xi Jinping during talks in Beijing last week that he agreed to return to six-party talks on his nation's nuclear program and missile tests, the Nikkei newspaper said on Thursday. Months of chill between Beijing and Pyongyang appeared to suddenly vanish during Kim's secretive visit, with China saying that Kim had pledged his commitment to denuclearization.

Related Story. Why Did Kim Jong Un Just Visit China? She said it’s significant that Kim spoke not of removing nuclear weapons from North Korea, but rather of the “ denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,” as a whole.

One of the oddest things about the current flurry of diplomacy with North Korea is that it has played out like a game of telephone: South Korean officials dined with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang and then flew to Washington, D.C., bearing a message that Kim was willing to discuss “ denuclearization ,” which

  What Does Kim Jong Un Mean by 'Denuclearization'? © AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has officially notified the U.S. of his willingness to discuss denuclearization at a planned summit with President Donald Trump, U.S. officials said Sunday, according to Reuters.

The statement is the first direct confirmation of what South Korean envoys discussed with Trump after their trip to Pyongyang last month and Chinese media reported following Kim's historic visit to Beijing at the end of March.

It also confirms the existence of preliminary talks between American and North Korean diplomats occurring via the so-called backchannel offered by the U.N. diplomatic missions.

North Korea confirms to White House that it is willing to talk about denuclearization, administration officials say

  North Korea confirms to White House that it is willing to talk about denuclearization, administration officials say The confirmation offers the administration greater assurances that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is committed to a potential meeting with President Trump by the end of next month. South Korean emissaries, in a visit to the White House last month, had presented Kim’s invitation to meet with Trump, who quickly agreed. But Pyongyang has […]The confirmation offers the administration greater assurances that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is committed to a potential meeting with President Trump by the end of next month.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un visited China - here's what it means . After Kim ’s meeting with Xi, President Trump tweeted that he was hopeful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula would finally take place, adding “there is a good chance that Kim Jong Un will do what is right for his people and

“ Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze,” Trump said on Twitter late Thursday in meeting as Beijing or Geneva - Mr Kim was educated in Switzerland - would mean the three key players would have to plan events with another host nation .

Trump stunned the world when he agreed to meet Kim by the end of May without preconditions after months of fiery rhetoric against the regime. Now, getting North Korea to clarify what it means by denuclearization is going to be one of the main challenges for the White House ahead of and during the summit.

For years, the American understanding of denuclearization entailed the "complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement" (CVID) of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. North Korea has repeatedly said it would give up its nuclear weapons only if the U.S. disengaged from the Korean Peninsula.

Pyongyang most recently detailed five conditions for denuclearization in a statement dated July 6, 2016, which all related to U.S. presence and activity in the peninsula.

Kim Jong Un Breaks Silence on Trump Summit

  Kim Jong Un Breaks Silence on Trump Summit <p>Kim's reported speech mentioned the U.S. talks only in the English-language version of the state-run media.</p>Kim gathered the top regime officials and members of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WKP) on Monday for a meeting discussing the state budget and recent developments in foreign policy ahead of the sixth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly—the country's unicameral legislature—on Wednesday.

“For years and through many administrations, everyone said that peace and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula was not even a small possibility. Now there is a good chance Kim Jong Un will do what is right for his people and for humanity,” Trump wrote on Twitter last month.

You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. What Does ' Denuclearization ' Mean to Kim Just days before being named Trump’s new national-security adviser, John Bolton said that if Kim Jong Un isn’t willing to relinquish his entire nuclear

"For North Korea, ‘denuclearization’ is an age-old, highly conditional concept that pertains to the entire Korean peninsula. It means the removal of what Pyongyang perceives as a ‘threat,’ which are the U.S. nuclear umbrella over South Korea and Japan, U.S. military forces from the Korean Peninsula and their strategic assets, and ultimately the U.S.-South Korean alliance," Duyeon Kim, visiting senior fellow at the Seoul-based think tank Korea Peninsula Future Forum, told Newsweek.

"Pyongyang has said it will consider abandoning its own nuclear weapons only when it feels secure for a long time after the ‘threat’ is eliminated," she added.

Experts doubt that the proposed Kim-Trump summit will result in North Korea giving up its weapons to the standards the U.S. expects. Indeed, some experts believe the talks are just a ploy to "buy time" to continue the development of nuclear weapons on the ground.

Trump nonetheless expressed optimism that a deal would be reached with the North Korean leader. “There is a good chance that Kim Jong Un will do what is right for his people and for humanity. Look forward to our meeting!” Trump tweeted on March 28. According to Chinese media reports, Kim has committed to solving the issue of denuclearization "if South Korea and the United States respond to our efforts with goodwill."

South Korea Is Discussing a Formal Peace Treaty to End Its War With the North .
South Korea confirmed Wednesday that it is discussing a peace agreement which could formally end more than 60 years of war with the North, while offering an incentive for Pyongyang to discuss denuclearization. Chung Eui-yong, South Korea’s national security adviser, told the New York Times that he discussed a potential treaty with John Bolton, his newly appointed American counterpart, in Washington last week.

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