- As per the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, North Korea will be completing its process of denuclearisation by the year 2021
- The process will be done through constant discussions with the US
- On September 19, 2018, North and South Korean leaders held a meeting in Pyongyang and signed a joint military agreement to install peace and start the denuclearization process
North Korea has finally taken the charge of completing its age-old problem of denuclearisation process and it will be completed by 2021. As per reports, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed this news on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.
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The process will be done through constant discussions with the US. Pompeo also reportedly congratulated the two leaders, Kim Jong-Un of North Korea and South Korean president Moon Jae-in after they had a successful meeting in Pyongyang on Wednesday, September 20, 2018. He said that he is hoping that this meeting will hopefully bring the peace and cooperation among the countries again.
Pompeo also said that he has welcomed the South Korean President and North Korean leader's peace talks and the confirmation of both the countries regarding the Singapore joint statement of complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula which includes the eradication of all facilities at Yongbyon in the presence of US and IAEA inspectors. Pompeo further added Washington is ready to cooperate with both the countries over the issue of resolving their relations.
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Pompeo reportedly also invited North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho to meet in New York City in the coming week at the United Nations General Assembly meeting. The invitees also include some other North Korean representatives. He also invited Special Representative of North Korea, Stephen Biegun, in Vienna.
US President Donald Trump expressed his happiness over this issue by taking to Twitter.
The age-old conflict between North Korea and South Korea
- The conflict between the two countries dates back to the early 1950's when North Korea conquered South Korea. While North Korea received support from China, South Korea received aid from the US.
- In 1951, the first peace talks were held between the two countries at Panmunjom, North Korea. In July 1953, the two countries signed an agreement to resolve armed conflicts between them, which was termed as an armistice. However, there were no official agreement which was signed. As a consequence of this, the war continued between them.
- In April 27, 2018, both the leaders of the country met after a long time for resolving the issue of conflict between the countries. In June 2018, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un and the US president, Donald Trump held talks at a conference in Singapore. The leaders of the two countries discussed the issue of de-nuclearisation and the US president had appealed to the North Korean leader for denuclearisation.
- On September 19, 2018, North and South Korean leaders held a meeting in Pyongyang and signed a joint military agreement to install peace and start the denuclearization process. As per reports, both the leaders have agreed to end the age-old conflict between the two countries. Reportedly, the two sides have decided to stop any war or operation of artillery exercises to take place from November 1.
(With inputs from ANI)