By contrast, the Korean leaders’ declaration regarding denuclearization was far more general in nature. They referred to their “common goal of realizing, through complete denuclearization, a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula” and “agreed to carry out their respective roles and responsibilities in this regard.” What “roles and responsibilities” could South Korea possibly have with respect to denuclearization when it has no nuclear weapons in the first place? Only North Korea has nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea thus bears the sole responsibility for getting rid of them completely, in a verifiable and irreversible manner. Before Kim Jong-un agreed, under the watchful eyes of international inspectors, to dismantle even a single nuclear weapons or ballistic missile production facility or to have any nuclear fuel destroyed or removed from his country, the joint declaration rewarded North Korea with credit for “meaningful” measures to initiate denuclearization: “South and North Korea shared the view that the measures being initiated by North Korea are very meaningful and crucial for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”