Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader has told the US state that he didn’t want his kids to have to deal with nuclear weapons, because the burden is too much.
This might be the first time that Kim made a personal comment to the US representative Mike Pompeo during his visit to the North Korean capital named Pyongyang. In June last year, it took place the historic meeting between the North Korean leader and the US president in Singapore.
Kim said that he is a husband and a father and that his children are very important to him. He answered this question when he was asked whether he wanted to end his nuclear program or not. He said that he didn’t want his children to carry the nuclear weapon program on their backs for their entire lives. This was his clear and concise answer, as told and by Andew Kim during a lecture at Stanford University’s Asia Pacific Research Center, where he was visiting.
Before he got to retire from the CIA, Kim build the basis of the agency called Korea Mission Center in April 2017, and then accompanied Pompeo, who was the CIA director, to Pyongyang last year.
What was the summit about?
When it came to the Singapore summit, Trump and Kim promise to work to find peace between their countries and to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.
However, we didn’t see much progress since then, and they are planning to meet again in Hanoi, on Wednesday and Thursday. They will talk about the steps that North Korea has to take to denuclearize the state.
Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.