North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's faith in Donald Trump remains "unchanged" and he wants to denuclearise the Korean peninsula during the United States president's first term, South officials say.
The decision marked a rare note of skepticism from Trump, who proclaimed after his meeting in Singapore with Kim in mid-June that North Korea is "no longer a nuclear threat".
The North's Rodong Sinmun newspaper on Thursday said Washington must discard its "stubborn" stance that the North must denuclearize first before the United States agrees to a peace treaty.
South Korean National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong, during a press briefing at the Blue House on Thursday, . said that Kim remains very much committed to making the Korean Peninsula nuclear-free.
At a landmark June summit in Singapore between Trump and Kim in, the two leaders pledged to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula but no details were agreed.
US President Donald Trump last month even cancelled a trip to Pyongyang by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, citing a lack of progress in the denuclearisation process.
Kim says that if the USA takes measures that acknowledge the efforts made so far, . he will accept stronger steps on denuclearization.
Kim, however, expressed to Chung that he was frustrated by skepticism in the global community over his commitment to denuclearisation.
Asked about USA intelligence that North Korea was still advancing its weapons programmes, Pompeo noted that Pyongyang had ceased its nuclear tests and test-firing missiles, "which we consider a good thing".
South Korean officials said an end-of-war declaration would be among the issues discussed in the meetings between the South Korean envoys and North Korean officials.
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"Chairman Kim asked us to convey the message to the USA that the U.S. [should] help create situations where he would feel his decision to denuclearise was a right move", the South Korean official added.
"A liason office between the North and South will also be established", he said.
Kim's remarks to South Korean officials mark the first time that the North Korean leader has offered a potential timeline for dismantling his country's nuclear weapons programme.
Despite the warm exchange between the two leaders, it's not remotely clear that there's any movement being made toward North Korea's denuclearization.
USA officials have said such a declaration could weaken North Korea's incentive for denuclearisation, and create uncertainty about the goal of 28,500 us troops stationed in South Korea, a legacy of the three-year war.
But Pyongyang has since slammed Washington for its "gangster-like" demands for complete, verifiable and irreversible disarmament.
The State Department announced Thursday that Biegun would travel to South Korea, China and Japan next week for talks on North Korea.
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