Kim Seeks Second Trump Summit to Speed Denuclearization

Key goal is to declare end to Korean War by end of the year

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is offering comments from Kim Jong Un following a successful inter-Korean summit this week, saying that Kim is eager to schedule a second summit with President Trump, believing that will be a way to speed up the process of denuclearization.

This was a key goal of the US for the Korean summit, and Kim reiterated his support for the denuclearization process, committing to shutting down new sites, and offering to shutter their main nuclear complex if the US makes some conciliatory moves.

While there weren’t details on what North Korea is expecting, it’s not exactly a mystery, with Moon saying that one of Kim’s major other goals is to be able to formally declare an end to the Korean War by the end of this year.

Kim and Moon are both in favor of a peace deal ending the war, which began in 1950, but the US is seen to be a major stumbling block, with some US officials wanting to delay this process until full denuclearization is completed several years down the road.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of