Moon Jae-in among UN members calls on the world to “positively” recognize Kim Jong-un`s “new decisions” on denuclearization. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had earlier met in New York with his North Korean counterpart, Secretary of State Ri Yong-ho, and announced that it was a very positive meeting with the DPRK at the UNGA (General Assembly) to discuss the upcoming Trump-Kim summit and the next steps towards the denuclearization of North Korea. [47] The Chinese daily Xinhua welcomed the decision to hold the next inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang. Xinhua said the United States had had a decisive influence on the “Korean Peninsula issue” and called on Washington to play a more dynamic role in regional affairs. Xinhua also viewed U.S. policy toward North Korea with “maximum pressure,” although Pyongyang has made efforts to “close” the Punggye-ri primary nuclear test site, return the remains of U.S. soldiers from the Korean War and encourage negotiations between North and South. [39] On 19 September, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang welcomed the meeting and said it had a positive impact on easing military tensions, promoting peace talks and advancing the denuclearization process. [40] Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump`s joint statement says it is ready to work towards “denuclearization,” but does not provide any real substance on whether it is possible, or even a common agreement on what it means. A joint declaration with no clear roadmap or timetable for the steps to be taken to bring about peace on the Korean peninsula will face long-term challenges. The summit may well watch television, but if there are so many other things to do, real congratulations must wait. If denuclearization is defined as a “denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,” Kim-Jong-un has more advantages.

This definition means that denuclearization is not limited to North Korea and certainly has no time limit. No nuclear weapons have been deployed in South Korea since 1991, but there would be a problem with U.S. Navy ships and the policy of “neither confirm nor deny” on which the United States has always insisted on nuclear weapons on board. On August 13, the Blue House announced that the South Korean president would attend, as planned, the third inter-Korean summit with leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang in September. On the agenda was the search for a breakthrough strategy in difficult discussions with the United States and a solution to denuclearization on the Korean peninsula. [1] [2] [3] It lasted three days between September 18 and September 20. [4] Although the Singapore Summit indicates that it is ready to work for a nuclear-weapon-free Korean peninsula, no concrete measures or timeframes have yet been proposed – the process is currently based on oral and good faith statements. The history of non-proliferation and disarmament of nuclear weapons shows that good faith cannot go that far. On 31 August, it was reported that South Korean President Moon Jae-In would send a special delegation to North Korea on 5 September to continue the nuclear talks and set the date for the summit.

[7] [9] On September 5, 2018, South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong, Director of National Secret Service Suh Hoon and other delegates traveled to North Korea to arrange a meeting with Kim Jong-un, where they organized the summit and helped to save the weakening of nuclear diplomacy between the United States and North Korea. [10] It was then announced that the three-day summit would take place between 18 September and 20 September. [11] South Korean government officials have insisted that Kim Jong-un set a proposed denuclearization schedule and work with Trump to achieve this goal. [12] These sets of examples are automatically selected from different online sources of information to reflect the current use of the word “top.” The opinions expressed in the examples do not reflect the views of Merriam-Webster or its publishers.