A South Korean official said Thursday following a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that Pyongyang is willing to denuclearize by the end of President Trump’s first term, The Associated Press reported.
South Korean national security adviser Chung Eui-yong told reporters that Kim committed to taking “more active” measures to denuclearize if the international community responds with goodwill gestures in negotiations, according to the news service.
“Chairman Kim Jong Un has made it clear several times that he is firmly committed to denuclearization, and he expressed frustration over skepticism in the international community over his commitment,” Chung said.
“He said he’s pre-emptively taken steps necessary for denuclearization and wants to see these goodwill measures being met with goodwill measures,” he added.
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