Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said that in the framework of the agreement with Pyongyang on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Washington presented claims on 47 articles. This is reported by the NHK television channel.
According to him, the implementation of these points is the main condition for the lifting of sanctions from North Korea.
He also noted that the issue of guaranteeing the security of the DPRK is still being discussed.
The Japanese Foreign Minister stressed that the US troops will remain in South Korea until the situation with the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is resolved.
Earlier we reported that outcome of the meeting of Donald Trump, the U.S. President, and Kim Jong-un, the Leader of North Korea, which is to be held on June 12 in Singapore, might be the announcement of the end of the Korean War, as Nikkei reports.
Japanese news agency found out the details of the coming summit agenda. In particular, the U.S. intends to confirm the terms of a full denuclearization of North Korea. Japan supports the initiative and offers a concrete term – 2020 year. Such time limits might coincide with the U.S. presidential elections.
“This is seen as a reference to declaring the Korean War over, which would constitute a major achievement. Declaring an end to the war would pave the way for talks with Beijing and Seoul to turn the armistice into a peace treaty to officially end hostilities, which may work in Kim's favor,” the news agency reports.
Earlier, the leader of two Koreas conducted a historic meeting on April 27 in Panmunjon, near-border village on the territory of South Korea. During the talks, Kim Jong-un announced his intentions to shut down a nuclear test site in Punggye-ri.
As it was reported earlier, Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un is scheduled for the end of May – early June. CBS News referring to the sources stated that the leaders of the U.S. and North Korea are choosing the place of a bilateral meeting – it will be either Mongolia or Singapore.