China claims Kim Jong Un has agreed to denuclearize Korean PeninsulaWatch
China said on Wednesday it won a pledge from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the Korean peninsula during a meeting with President Xi Jinping, who pledged in return that China would uphold its friendship with its isolated neighbor.
After two days of speculation, China announced on Wednesday that Kim had visited Beijing and met Xi during what the official Xinhua news agency called an unofficial visit from Sunday to Wednesday. The trip was Kim's first known journey abroad since he assumed power in 2011 and is believed by analysts to serve as preparation for upcoming summits with South Korea and the United States.
Well this is a huge step if they actually go through with it so it would only be right for them to get most of the sanctions lifted while keeping in place any sanctions laid down for their human rights abuses.
NK then becomes irrelevant, so am not sure he wants to fade into obscurity.. I remain sceptical.
Now let's see if Trump steps up.
It's weird because, even if NPK is an unsafe country, it just means USA (and russia possibly) are going to be more influential becuase they wield a strong nuclear arsenal and military. Even if they don't intend to spread their ideology/culture it ends up spreading.
It'd be interesting to see if the US can draw up something similar to the Iran deal. I dont think Trump is smart enough to do that though, given just how monumental a task that would be. For starters, how do we go about addressing things like the murder of kim jong nam? Is the approach to simply ignore its past and embrace change or do we treat North Korea like any other country? Do we make NK become a member state of the UN?
The last countries to voluntarily give up their nuclear ambitions were invaded and destroyed. He knows full well nuclear armed states dont get invaded and thanks to Americas penchant for bombing everyone there isnt a hope in hell they'll give them up without a fight.