North Korea of­fers to give up nukes if US vows not to at­tack

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - NATION+WORLD -

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.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.