BEIJING—A top North Korean general says his country seeks a "stable peace" and wants to turn the Korean Peninsula into "the cradle of peace and prosperity."
Vice Minister of the People's Armed Forces, Col. General Kim Hyong Ryong, told a defense forum in Beijing on Thursday that Pyongyang wanted to "contribute to the security of Asia and the globe."
Kim said North Korea was following through on agreements reached with South Korea and the U.S., including the consensus reached with President Donald Trump at their June summit in Singapore.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has this year taken some steps to ease tensions, including dismantling a nuclear testing site. However, the United States and its allies are reluctant to ease sanctions pressure unless the country takes significant disarmament steps.