The Hush Post: Kim Jong Un, the North Korean President said on Friday that he would shut down the nuclear test site next month.
“Kim said during the summit that he would conduct the closing of the nuclear test site in May,” South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s spokesman said.
New US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo too said his conversation with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un was a good one at Pyongyang, adding Kim was “prepared to… lay out a map that would help us achieve denuclearisation.”
At present, Pompeo is in the Middle-East as Washington’s chief diplomat. He described Kim as “very well prepared” during their secret meeting.
“We had an extensive conversation on the hardest issues that face our two countries,” he said. “I had a clear mission statement from President Trump. When I left, Kim Jong Un understood the mission exactly as I described it today.”
“If we would have said where we are today from three or four months—months ago, do you remember what they were saying? ‘He’s going to get us into nuclear war, they said,’” talking about the possibility war-of-words with Kim.
“No, strength is going to keep us out of nuclear war, not going to get us in!” The US president added he was cautiously optimistic over the outcome.
“And again, whatever happens, happens. Look, I may go in. It may not work out. I leave,” he continued, adding he would avoid the mistakes of the Obama administration which arrived at a denuclearisation deal with Iran.
“We’re going to have hopefully a very successful negotiation over the next three or four weeks. And we’ll be doing the world a big favor. We’ll be doing the world a big favour.”