Moon suggests trust-based denuclearization, peace

South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a speech on the Korean Peninsula peace process at the Swedish Parliament House in Stockholm on June 14, 2019. (Yonhap). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

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STOCKHOLM, Jun 14, 2019, Yonhap. Striving to jump-start the slow-going Korea peace process, South Korean President Moon Jae-in called overtly for North Korea’s substantive denuclearization on Friday, reported the Yonhap.

Addressing the Parliament House in the Swedish capital, he pressed Pyongyang to continue dialogue, either bilateral or multilateral, until it wins the trust of the international community.

“Peace can be realized only through peaceful means, which is dialogue. It is dialogue, not nuclear arms, that will keep North Korea secure,” Moon said.

He stressed that, “North Korea must substantially show to the international community its commitment to completely dismantling its nuclear weapons and to establishing a peace regime.”

The remarks constituted one of Moon’s most significant calls in recent months for the communist neighbor to take denuclearization steps.

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