Former South Korean leader claims Kim Jong Un is ‘desperate to get rid of his nuclear weapons.’

Kim Jong Un A former South Korean president has claimed he was desperate to get rid of his nuclear weapons and said he would only ever use them defensively.

In a new memoir, Moon Jae-inwho made unprecedented observations Summit between Kim and former US President Donald Trumpwrote that the North Korean leader made clear “repeatedly” and “strictly” that Pyongyang did not intend to use such weapons and was disappointed by international distrust.

Mr Moon wrote: “He also explained that he has a daughter and that he does not want his generation to live with the burden of nuclear weapons. He sincerely explained his commitment to nuclear disarmament.

But the memoir released last week drew sharp criticism from Kim Jung-ho, unification minister and the South’s top official on North Korea, who compared the memoir to Neville Chamberlain’s “appeasement” policy in the lead-up to World War II.

If South Korea relies only on North Korea’s “good faith,” Mr. Kim said, its people and national security could be at risk.

“Ignoring North Korea,” he told a news conference. [nuclear] If we focus only on North Korea’s intentions, it may lead to an inaccurate assessment of the security situation.

collapse of diplomatic talks

Diplomatic efforts by South Korea and the United States to persuade Pyongyang to dismantle its nuclear weapons program ultimately failed at the Hanoi summit in 2019 due to disagreements over lifting sanctions.

The North Korean regime has since acted significantly advanced its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons development And Kim has since declared that his country will “never give up” its nuclear capability.

In a further sign of his change in direction, he revealed his “Dear Daughter” Joo-ae On the launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-17 for the first time in 2022.

South Korea, under current President Yoon Suk Yeol, has also taken a more hardline stance toward the North, warning that it would face an “immediate, forceful and decisive response” if it attempted to use nuclear weapons. “

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