DPRK says it's ready to discuss denuclearization with US



Officials of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) told their US counterparts that Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss denuclearization, an assurance that could pave the way for a meeting with President Donald Trump, reports said on Sunday.

It is the first time the offer was made directly to Washington, after it was previously conveyed through Republic of Korea's national security adviser Chung Eui-yong.

“The US has confirmed that Kim Jong Un is willing to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” a Trump administration official told The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post on Sunday.

Washington stunned observers when it announced last month it had agreed to a historic first meeting between Trump and Kim to be held by the end of May.

But Pyongyang has not followed up with Washington since.

No specifics have yet emerged concerning the date or venue of the proposed summit.