Seoul, South Korea – North Korea’s willingness to hold talks with the South and the US has been welcomed by South Koreans although with a bit of scepticism with regards to Kim Jong-un‘s sincerity in having a dialogue, according to a recent poll conducted in South Korea.
The North’s surprise outreach for talks raises hopes for South Koreans that upcoming summit talks would defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
“The North Korean side clearly stated its willingness to denuclearise,” a statement from South Korean President Moon Jae-in‘s office said.
“It made it clear that it would have no reason to keep nuclear weapons if the military threat to the North was eliminated and its security guaranteed.”
A survey conducted by RealMeter in South Korea on Monday said 73.1 percent of respondents welcomed North Korea‘s proposal f