According to a CNN report, the former North Korean Acting Ambassador to Kuwait said that Pyongyang will not give up its nuclear weapons because its nuclear arsenal is the key to the survival of Kim Jong Un’s regime.
According to CNN, “Ryo Hyun Woo, who defected to South Korea in September of 2019, while acting head of the diplomatic mission at the North Korean Embassy in Kuwait, made these statements in an interview with CNN. The fact that he defected to the south only a week ago. “
According to what was quoted by Ryo, “North Korea’s nuclear power is directly related to the regime’s stability, and Kim most likely believes that nuclear weapons are the key to its survival.”
Rio also said that “the North may want to negotiate a reduction in the size of its nuclear weapons, but it will probably never give up its entire nuclear arsenal.”
“CNN” quoted Rio as saying that “previous American governments have surrounded themselves in a corner, for their determination to denuclearize before any negotiations with the northern country.”
“The United States cannot back down from nuclear disarmament, nor can Kim Jong Un denuclearize,” he added.
Ryo’s defection to South Korea was revealed to the public by a local media report published early last week, and no detailed data were disclosed on the timing of his defection, but it is said that he defected to the South in September of 2019, about two months after Jo Sung entered Kiel, the Chargé d’Affairs at the North Korean Embassy in Italy to Korea after his disappearance in late 2018, South Korea has not officially confirmed the news of Rio’s split. According to the South Korean “Yonhap” agency
Source: “CNN” + “Yonhap”