It seemed as though the Trump administration had hit a roadblock with Kim's regime in discussions about denuclearization, but this new revelation may mean that progress is being made.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is committed to a timeline for denuclearization that would see all his country’s nuclear weapons removed by the end of President Donald Trump’s term, South Korean officials said Thursday.
Kim met a delegation from Seoul on Wednesday to lay the groundwork for a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in later this month.
The South Korean delegation said Kim’s faith in Trump remains “unchanged” and that he is committed to denuclearization despite recent setbacks in direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang.
“He particularly emphasized that he has never said anything negative about President Trump,” Moon’s national security adviser Chung Eui-yong said, according to Reuters.