North Korea has long been a source of worry for the world at large. Not just the United States and other westernized countries; not just China and its Far-East counterparts; but every country throughout planet Earth. Politicians, defense professionals, and people around the world worried that North Korea could, in fact, send missiles all the way across the Pacific Ocean and into the United States of America.
Thank goodness Kim Jong Un and North Korea never did so, seemingly stepping towards diplomacy in recent months.
Even better for the world at large is the fact that North Korea’s state media ran announcements earlier today that exclaimed, “We no longer need any nuclear tests, mid-range and intercontinental ballistic rocket tests, and that the nuclear test site … has completed its mission.”
It’s unbelievable that North Korea has begun to transform – at least based on Kim Jong Un’s recent actions in terms of his willingness to meet with world leaders, all of which came after the 2018 Winter Olympics, held in the capital of South Korea.
Kim Jong Un’s first meeting with world leaders came in China, when he made an unannounced visit to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, news that only broke once the so-called “supreme leader” was stationed back inside North Korea’s borders.
Shortly before this, high-ranking officials from North Korea went down to its southern Korean Peninsula counterpart to meet with its highest political officers, though the leaders of each country weren’t then immediately present.
The leader of North Korea decided to make it public that his country wouldn’t be involved in any further testing of nuclear capabilities just one week prior to a slated meetup between Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in, the President of South Korea. This also comes just weeks before a meeting between current United States President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, seeming as if the leader of North Korea seeks diplomacy with the world at large.
In past months, Kim Jong Un had made public his requirement for his country to denuclearize for United States troops to leave South Korea, as both countries had been jointly involved in military exercises in the wake of potential nuclear attacks from North Korea.
Just a few days ago, that requirement was lifted by Kim Jong Un, making it easier for the world to get what it wants – have a world without North Korea’s nuclear threats.