Development of North Korea peace talks
After a three day summit between South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea relayed the message trough a joint statement that North Korea is willing to dismantle it’s key missile facilities with full foreign supervision of “concerned countries” and wished for another summit between Kim Jong-Un and US President Donald Trump.
“Chairman Kim expressed his wish that he wanted to complete denuclearization quickly and focus on economic development,” Moon told a news conference in Seoul, shortly after returning from the summit with Kim in Pyongyang.
“He hoped a second summit with Trump would take place in the near future, in order to move the denuclearization process along quickly.”
North Korea said that it’s key goal are to ease the sanctions imposed by the US and arrive to a formal end of the 1950-53 Korean War, since the current situation is an armistice, not a peace treaty, which is technically still in war. The US aims to achieve a “full denuclearization of the Korean peninsula” and shares the commitment for the end of the war along with the North and the South, but stands firm on it’s condition that full denuclearization must happen before the end to the war and calling off economic sanctions.
In order to keep the talks flowing, last Wednesday US secretary Mike Pompeo extended an invitation to North Korea’s foreign minister to a meeting in New York next week, and invited Pyongyang officials to a talk in Vienna with nuclear envoy Stephen Biegun.