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South Korea: Kim Jong Un Wants ‘Complete Denuclearization’

North Korea is looking for “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula and will not try to impose conditions such as the removal of U.S. troops from the area, according to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Speaking to reporters Thursday, Moon insisted the “big picture” agreements between the two Koreas and the U.S. won’t be difficult to agree upon ahead of a summit expected in the coming weeks. “North Korea is expressing a will for a complete denuclearization,” Moon told reporters. “They have not attached any conditions that the U.S. cannot accept, such as the withdrawal of American troops from South Korea. All they are expressing is the end of hostile policies against North Korea, followed by a guarantee of security.” South Korea confirmed Wednesday that it was seeking to bring an official end to six decades of hostility between the South and the North.