Moon says Kim will get what he wants from Trump by following through on denuclearization

In this image made from video provided by Korea Broadcasting System, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands at the end of their press conference in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.PlayAP
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U.S. President Donald Trump is ready to grant what North Korea wants as long as denuclearization goals are fulfilled, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told the media on Sunday.

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Moon held a brief press meeting on his way to New Zealand from the the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Moon said he had a message from Trump to Kim Jong Un about Trump's friendly views toward the North Korean leader. He said he would deliver the message if Kim visits Seoul this year.

Trump "hopes for Chairman Kim Jong Un to fulfill the rest of his agreements, and said he will grant what Chairman Kim Jong Un wants," Moon told reporters.

PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from right, is greeted by North Koreans as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, watches during a welcome ceremony at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sept. 18, 2018.Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP, FILE
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from right, is greeted by North Koreans as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, watches during a welcome ceremony at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sept. 18, 2018.

Moon also emphasized he and Trump agreed that Kim's trip to Seoul would help build a momentum for denuclearization efforts in the Korean peninsula.

"Both President Trump and I believe that we have achieved significant progress in creating long-lasting peace, proven by the North halting nuclear or missile provocations for the past year," Moon said.

The South Korean government is optimistic over Kim's visit to Seoul, which he promised during the third inter-Korean summit in September in Pyongyang.

Moon said Kim's visit solely "depends on his decision."

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