No need for nuclear weapons if we have security guarantee: North Korea

File photo: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un talks with South Korean delegation, who travelled as envoys of the South's President Moon Jae-in, during a dinner in Pyongyang. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team Seoul, South Korea Mar 06, 2018, 11.36 AM (IST)

North Korea is open to denuclearisation if the safety of Kim Jong Un’s regime is guaranteed, a South Korean official said Tuesday.

South Korea’s special envoy Chung Eui-Yong told reporters of the regime’s new stance after returning to Seoul from Pyongyang.

The comments came hours after a South Korean delegation led by Mr Chung returned from a visit to the North, where they met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea and South Korea will hold a summit at the end of April along the border, Chung said. 

The envoy also said Kim was willing to hold frank denuclearisation talks with the US.