Kim Jong-un recommits himself to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula

 handout photo made available by South Korea's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (R)

North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, renewed his commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula in talks with a special envoy from the South, state media in the North said on Thursday.

"The North and the South should expand their efforts to realize the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula," KCNA quoted Kim as saying.

"It is our fixed position and will to completely eliminate the danger of armed conflict and the horror of war on the Korean peninsula and turn it into the cradle of peace without nuclear weapons and free of nuclear threats," he added.

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