The leader of the DPRK, Kim Jong-un, expected a war with the United States, but now the countries have good relations. This opinion was expressed on Tuesday by the head of the American administration Donald Trump in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt.
вЂњIf you look at the DPRK, everyone believed that we were heading [towards war] if Hillary Clinton had won [in the previous 2016 presidential election].<...> Millions of people would have died,вЂќ Trump said. leader of the DPRK] was expecting war. We now have very different, but very good relations.вЂњ
The first-ever US-DPRK summit was held on June 12, 2018, in Singapore. Then the leader of the People's Democratic Republic Kim Jong-un and Trump signed a final joint declaration. Pyongyang has committed to denuclearization in exchange for security guarantees from Washington. However, the second DPRK-US summit in Hanoi ended in vain.
The leaders of the two states also held a short meeting at the Panmunjom border point on the border of the Republic of Korea and the DPRK on June 30, 2019, and agreed to resume negotiations at the working level, but the subsequent meeting of the working groups in Stockholm did not bring results.