• Kyodo


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday indicated the possibility of setting up an international framework for funding aimed at achieving the complete denuclearization of North Korea.

Abe said on a television program that he sees “for example, creating an organization” specifically for the denuclearization of the North as a way of moving forward on the issue.

The Japanese leader said this would not be tantamount to directly funding North Korea.

His remarks come after the first-ever summit between the United States and North Korea on Tuesday in Singapore. The meeting, focused on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, was the first-ever summit between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a joint document that includes Pyongyang’s commitment to the “complete denuclearization” of the peninsula.