Kim Jong-un laid out the conditions on which the DRPK will agree to refuse from the nuclear program as Tokyo Shimbun reported.
According to the title, he made a statement at the meeting with Xi Jinping during the trip to China. The main conditions are the preservation of the current regime in North Korea and receiving the payments from the US. However, the sum of the payments is not named.
Also, the North Korean leader insists that the nuclear program is not more than the defense from ‘the hostile policy of Washington’ and emphasized that it will become unnecessary when the US completely changes its course against North Korea.
The information is partially confirmed by the American sources. Earlier it was reported that the DPRK representatives offered the US to begin unofficially closed consultation on the issue of the scaling down of the nuclear program and disarmament.
However, the sides cannot reach a consensus on the procedure of the denuclearization. Kim Jong-un reported many times on his position and insists on the gradual refusal of the nuclear program. America, in its turn, intends to achieve the complete disarmament of DPRK in the short terms, possibly within a year. Pyongyang considers such initiatives with distrust.
At the moment, the sides actively prepare for the meeting of the leaders. However, its place is still unknown. The DPRK insists on Pyongyang or Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. US President Donald Trump claimed that it can take place in May, beginning of June.