Over the last year, fears of North Korea possessing the capabilities to launch nuclear missiles at the United States and her allies has increased exponentially after many signs of aggression from the Communist state.
At one point, they even shot a missile over Japan, causing a great deal of alarm on the geopolitical stage.
Well, China just made a stunning announcement stating that it had secured a commitment from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the country.
The Daily Wire is reporting:
On Wednesday, China said that it secured a commitment from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to denuclearize the Korean peninsula during a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
In return, Xi reportedly pledged to uphold China’s close relationship with North Korea during Kim’s visit to China which lasted from Sunday to Wednesday, Reuters reported.
“It is our consistent stand to be committed to denuclearization on the peninsula, in accordance with the will of late President Kim Il Sung and late General Secretary Kim Jong Il,” Kim said, according to Xinhua.
“The issue of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula can be resolved, if South Korea and the United States respond to our efforts with goodwill, create an atmosphere of peace and stability while taking progressive and synchronous measures for the realization of peace,” Kim continued.
Xi said that the decision was a “strategic choice and the only right choice both sides have made based on history and reality, the international and regional structure and the general situation of China-DPRK ties.”
“We are ready to make joint efforts with the DPRK side, conform to the trend of the times, hold high the banner of peace, development, cooperation and mutual benefit, continuously improve the well-being of the two peoples, and make positive contribution to regional peace, stability and development,” Xi continued.
At this point, all we can really do is take Xi’s word for it that Kim Jong Un is serious about disarming, but given that he’s willing to meet with Trump soon to discuss the matter, perhaps he really is going to do it.
North Korea has suffered economically due to sanctions placed on the country by the United Nations after their refusal to obey the law and stop missile testing.
Let’s hope this turns out to be the real deal.