Other Stories

Kim Jong-un's letter to Trump says that his father said never to give up nuclear weapons Updated: 2019-10-24 12:51:48 KST

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said his father and former leader Kim Jong-il told him to never to give up the North's nuclear arsenal.
This is what President Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner told Doug Wead in an interview.
Wead is a professional biographer who is releasing his new book called "Inside Trump's White House" in November.
In the book, Wead cited Kushner when writing about Kim's letter to Trump.
Kushner said Kim's letter shows the North Korean leader wants to be friends with President Trump but it also contained his father's "dying instruction" to never give up their weapons stockpile as it's the only thing that can keep him safe.
Kushner added that denuclearization is not an easy decision for Kim to make since it is related to his father.
Kushner also added that President Trump is like a new father to Kim Jong-un making it harder for him to decide.
If what Kushner says is true, it portrays a different version of the wishes of the North's former leaders than what had been previously thought.
Kim had said during his visit to China last year that it is his consistent position to focus on realizing the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula was in accordance with the wishes of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il.
In the book, Wead also included an interview with Trump in which he showed off his North Korea policy through the release of Kim Jong-un's letter.
Trump defined Obama's diplomacy with North Korea as a failure, saying Obama was most concerned about the possibility of war with North Korea.
Hong Yoo, Arirang News.
KOGL : Korea Open Government License
본 저작물 중 본문에 해당하는 뉴스 스크립트(텍스트)는 공공누리 제1유형-출처표시 조건에 따라 이용할 수 있습니다.