North Korea offers to give up nukes if US vows not to attack
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his South Korean counterpart at their historic summit that he would be willing to give up his nuclear weapons if the U.S. commits to a formal end to the Korean War and a pledge not to attack the North, Seoul officials said Sunday.
Kim also vowed during his meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in 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.
Kim’s comments amount to the North’s most specific acknowledgement yet that “denuclearization” would constitute surrendering its weapons.
U.S. national security adviser John Bolton reacted coolly.
Asked on CBS’ “Face the Nation” whether the U.S. would make such a promise, Bolton said: “The North Korean propaganda playbook is an infinitely rich resource.”