Pyongyang won't give up nuclear weapons unless it receives some sort of security guarantee that North Korea won't be attacked by the US, political analyst Lin Shaowen told Radio Sputnik.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the initiative after a meeting in the Kremlin on Tuesday. They issued a joint statement that called on North Korea to voluntarily halt its testing of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, and on the US and South Korea to refrain from holding large-scale joint military drills.
"The deal is there, although it was reached with the former President. It's difficult for him to call a complete reversal of this decision. He may take time to see if de-escalation is possible, then there will be fewer pretexts for Washington to go ahead with the deployment of the following facilities of the THAAD system."
Shaowen said that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is pursuing the nuclear program because of concerns for national security.