North Korea is willing to discuss giving up its nuclear weapon and will freeze its nuclear and missile programs if it begins direct talks with the U.S. North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, will also meet his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, in April in the first meeting of its kind in more than a decade. They will meet at Panmunjom on the highly militarised border.
North Korea pledged to not use conventional or nuclear weapons against South Korea, despite frequent threats.
Pyongyang has repeatedly announced it is ready to talk to U.S. officials, Donald Trump has so far resisted those requests. Washington has continued its “maximum pressure” campaign and on Monday and announced more sanctions over the North’s use of chemical weapons. The U.S. has said any talks must center on North Korea abandoning its nuclear and missile program. North Korea views the weapons as necessary for its survival.
Trump sees `possible progress’ in NKorea talks but says `may be false hope,’ sees serious effort being made by all sides.