Moon says to find denuke compromise in summit with DPRK leader

2018-09-13 20:23:46 | From:Xinhua

  South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that he would find a compromise to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula in his upcoming summit with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un.

  DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un, left, poses with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a photo inside the Peace House at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, April 27, 2018. [File Photo: AP]

  Moon made the remarks during a meeting with senior advisors on the peninsula affairs, including former unification ministers and DPRK experts, according to the presidential Blue House.

  The South Korean president said he had a positive view over the denuclearization as leaders of the DPRK and the United States confirmed their trust to each other by exchanging letters and confirmed their willingness toward the denuclearization and the end of hostile relations between Pyongyang and Washington.

  Citing the first-ever DPRK-U.S. summit in Singapore on June 12 and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Pyongyang three times, Moon said the DPRK-U.S. dialogues have been going on at a faster speed than anticipated.

  Moon also mentioned the DPRK's suspension of any provocation since November last year, and the dismantlement of its main nuclear test site and its missile engine test site, saying South Korea and the United States halted annual joint war games in response.

  He said the DPRK has demanded the U.S. measures corresponding to its further steps of denuclearization, such as the dismantlement of nuclear weapons, materials and facilities Pyongyang currently owns.

  Under such situations, Moon said South Korea can suggest a compromise to end the standoff and expedite dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington, which would speed up the denuclearization process.

  During his upcoming summit with the DPRK leader, Moon planned to focus on eliminating any possibility for military tensions or conflicts between the two Koreas, while completely ending any threat of armed conflicts in border areas on land, in waters and in the air.

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