North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he will not take any unilateral steps towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and is instead awaiting a US response to the measures Pyongyang has already taken, a senior Russian official who met him this weekend says.
North Korean officials have warned in a letter to the United States that denuclearization talks were “again at stake and may fall apart,” CNN reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
North Korea on Saturday said the US was acting with "alarming" impatience on the issue of denuclearization, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed the need to maintain full sanctions pressure on Pyongyang.
North Korea said on Saturday its “firm, steadfast” resolve to give up its nuclear programs may falter after the United States demanded unilateral denuclearization during two days of talks in Pyongyang, state media said.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un committed in their surprise meeting to sitting down with US President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."
A recent summit between the leaders of the two Koreas has raised genuine hopes for peace on the Korean Peninsula as a poll suggests more than two thirds of South Koreans believe North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un is serious about his promises of denuclearization and reaching peace in the region.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in have signed a joint declaration agreeing to work for the "complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula" following their historic summit.
China appreciated North Korea’s “important efforts” to ease tension on the Korean Peninsula, senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi told the North’s foreign minister on Tuesday, hours after he called on all sides to stay focused on talks.