US urges North Korea denuclearization before end of war

North Korea must take steps towards verified denuclearization before achieving the "shared goal" of an official end to the 1950-53 Korean War, a US envoy said on Monday.

Stephen Biegun, US Special Representative for North Korea, was in Seoul to meet senior South Korean officials, including his counterpart Lee Do-hoon, amid rising signs of discord between the allies on North Korea.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to work towards denuclearization during an unprecedented June summit with US President Donald Trump, but the North's actions have failed to satisfy US demands for irreversible steps to scrap its arsenal, including a full disclosure of nuclear weapons and facilities.

Source: VOV5