North Korea Is Reportedly Open To Inspection Of Main Nuclear Site

But leader Kim Jong-un is only willing to close the site and let inspectors in if the U.S. follows through with "corresponding steps."
Posted at 9:28 AM, Nov 28, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is reportedly willing to let inspectors into his country's main nuclear facilities.

But an unnamed senior diplomatic source told South Korea's Yonhap news agency that Kim is only willing to permanently close the site and allow verification if the Trump administration follows through with "corresponding steps."

Kim reportedly told this to South Korean President Moon Jae-in when they met in September. Moon later passed along the message to President Donald Trump. 

Earlier this month, a North Korean Foreign Ministry official warned that Pyongyang could restart developing nuclear weapons if the U.S. doesn't remove economic sanctions. But the Trump administration's repeatedly indicated it's only willing to lift those sanctions once North Korea fully denuclearizes. 

President Trump told reporters that he expects to sit down with Kim "sometime early next year." No further details have been released about that potential second meeting.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.