A denuclearized Korean peninsula would be a very good thing.
As hopeful as we are, this would be a very tall order. Why would North Korea surrender its giant bargaining chip? No doubt “back channel” discussions have moved things.
“North Korea has clearly expressed its intention for denuclearization on the Korean peninsula, and if there is no military threat, and North Korea’s regime security is promised, they have clarified that there is no reason to hold nuclear weapons,” Moon’s office said.
Taken at face value, the sudden shift would mark a major diplomatic breakthrough following last year’s heated rhetoric, with Pyongyang threatening the U.S. with ballistic missiles and the President Trump promising to rain “fire and fury” on the North. However, the North has yet to corroborate the statement.