The head of the White House also noted that relations with the DPRK “better than ever”.
The US President Donald Trump appreciates the chances of denuclearization of the DPRK and looks forward to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN. The corresponding opinion he expressed on Wednesday on his Twitter page.
…Time will tell what will happen with North Korea, but at the end of the previous administration, relationship was horrendous and very bad things were about to happen. Now a whole different story. I look forward to seeing Kim Jong Un shortly. Progress being made-big difference!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 30 января 2019 г.
“Relations with North Korea are better than ever.<...> Decent chances of denuclearization. Time will tell what will happen to the DPRK, but at the end of the previous administration’s term, relations were terrible, very bad things were brewing. Now it’s a different story. I look forward to meeting Kim Jong – UN soon,” he wrote.
In April last year, Pyongyang announced its refusal to conduct tests of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles of various ranges in order to develop the country’s socialist economy and improve the living standards of the population. After that, the DPRK has eliminated the range in Pungery, which previously was produced by six underground nuclear explosions. During the period from 2016 to 2017, the DPRK also carried out about 40 ballistic missile launches.
The first-ever meeting of the US and North Korean leaders was held on June 12, 2018 in Singapore, following which Donald Trump and Kim Jong-UN adopted a joint statement. Pyongyang announced its principled readiness for full denuclearization, and the US pledged to provide the DPRK with security guarantees.