South Korea's Moon wants 'irrevocable' progress on nuke diplomacy

2018-09-07 13:01

South Korea's president says he's pushing for "irrevocable" progress on efforts to denuclearise North Korea by the end of this year.

President Moon Jae-in made the comments in an interview with Indonesian newspaper Kompas published on Friday.

Moon sent a group of top officials to Pyongyang this week to help resolve a stalemate over nuclear diplomacy. His envoys said on Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula though he expressed frustration over outside skepticism about his sincerity.

Moon says he wants to see a declaration to end the 1950-53 Korean War being made within this year as part of trust-building measures among concerned countries.

US officials have demanded North Korea take serious, concrete disarmament steps before receiving outside concessions.

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