N. Korea’s Kim pledges not to repeat ‘unfortunate history’

Seoul (AFP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised to ensure that the agreement reached with the South’s Moon Jae-in at a summit Friday would be implemented, unlike previous pledges.

The two Koreas will closely co-ordinate to ensure they did not “repeat the unfortunate history in which past inter-Korea agreements…fizzled out after beginning,” Kim said after a summit with the South’s President Moon Jae-in.

“There may be backlash, hardship and frustration on our way,” he added, “but a victory cannot be achieved without pain”.