South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced Thursday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is prepared to fully denuclearize the Korean peninsula without demanding “impossible” concessions; a major victory for President Trump ahead of next month’s summit.
According to Reuters, the South Korean leader unveiled his high-stakes discussions with Kim regarding a permanent end of the Korean War, saying the dictator will not demand the complete removal of US forces in the region as a pre-condition for abandoning his weapons program.
“North Korea is expressing a will for a complete denuclearization,” said Moon following the meetings.
“They have not attached any conditions that the U.S. cannot accept, such as the withdrawal of American troops from South Korea. All they are expressing is the end of hostile policies against North Korea, followed by a guarantee of security,” he added.
The announcement comes just weeks before President Trump is set to talk with North Korean despot Kim Jong Un; the first face-to-face meeting between the leaders of both nations in history.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA: The Moment North Korean Defector DASHES Across DMZ
It’s not uncommon for North Korean defectors to find their way into South Korea, but nearly all cases involve routing through China before heading towards the staunch US ally.
Current estimates say only four people have successfully crossed the DMZ in several years.