UN Secretary General Commits to Denuclearization in North Korea

UN Secretary-General Commits to Disengagement ;nuclearization in North Korea


United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday expressed his “clear commitment” to North Korea's denuclearization during his visit to Seoul, weeks after Pyongyang said ” ready to mobilize” its deterrent force. 

“I would like to reaffirm our clear commitment to the full, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, North Korea Guterres said in an interview with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol.

This is a “fundamental objective to bring peace, security and stability to the whole region”, he added, according to images broadcast by local televisions.

Before Arriving in Seoul on Thursday, the UN Secretary General was in Japan, where he delivered a speech on the 77th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

He repeated Monday in the Japanese archipelago the stark warning against the horrors of atomic weapons that he issued in New York last week at a key conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

< p>“We are witnessing a radicalization of the geopolitical situation which makes the risk of nuclear war again become something that we cannot completely forget,” he said at a press conference in Tokyo on Monday. .

Washington and Seoul have repeatedly warned in recent months that North Korea is preparing for another nuclear test, which would be the seventh in its history.

Thursday, Pyongyang accused Seoul of being the source of the country's COVID-19 outbreak and threatened to “eradicate” South Korean leaders.

Kim Jong Un's regime led a record series of weapons tests this year, including an intercontinental ballistic missile, for the first time since 2017.

In July, Ki Mr Jong Un assured that his country was “ready to mobilize” its nuclear deterrent force in the event of a military conflict with the United States or South Korea.