Ban Ki-moon urges N. Korea to take denuclearization steps

06 December, 2018, 05:44 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • New guard post on the North Korean side of the Joint Security Area. Saturday’s escape occurred after both Koreas demolished front-line guard posts and swept for mines in a section of the Demilitarized Zone as part of an ambitious plan to disarm the area

-North Korea nuclear diplomacy, the AP reported.

But at the moment Kim has little to gain since South Korea and the USA are unwilling to ease sanctions before North Korea scraps its nuclear weapons.

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to take concrete steps toward complete denuclearization if he wants sanctions lifted.

Speaking in Buenos Aires, where he discussed the situation on the Korean peninsula with Moon, Trump said he hoped to organize a follow-up meeting with Kim for early 2019.

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The primary goal of discussions between the USA and North Korea remains the creation of "a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula", said a White House statement issued Saturday following Trump's meeting in Argentina with Chinese Present Xi Jinping.

South Korea may once again push for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's visit to Seoul in December.

Trump said earlier in October that his meeting with Kim would be held after the midterm Congressional elections, and the venue of his second meeting with Kim had been narrowed down to "three or four" locations.

He said it was essential that worldwide sanctions on North Korea remain in place until complete denuclearization could be achieved. He said that Kim's trip to Seoul has great significance in itself as it will be a peaceful message to the worldf and a commitment to denuclearization and the development of inter-Korean relations.

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Sanders said both leaders agreed on the necessity for "maintaining vigorous enforcement of existing sanctions to ensure the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) understands that denuclearization is the only path".

The South's dovish President Moon has long favoured engagement with the nuclear-armed North and has dangled large investment and joint cross-border projects as incentives for steps towards denuclearisation.

It comes as the North and South Korea have pushed to implement a wide-ranging military agreement reached in September to reduce tensions across their border.

Seoul said the survey was purely aimed at gathering information on the current state of the North's rail system and assured that actual restoration works would come only after consents from the UN.

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