Kim Jong-un reaffirms hope for denuclearization

Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in look bored.
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Kim Jong-un told South Korea’s Moon Jae-in in a New Year's letter that he wants to meet with Moon "frequently" next year and vowed to work on "denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula together," Blue House spokesperson Kim Eui-kyeom said, per NK News.

The big picture: Kim often lays out pledges he fails to meet. Just this year, he failed to meet a series of his commitments, ranging from not traveling to meet Moon in Seoul before the year’s end to not following through on his denuclearization promises to President Trump in Singapore.