Kim Jong-un is ready to make the world a safer place for everyone, so he says. The people of North Korea would love that, and so would the rest of the world, however, this reportedly bold move by Kim will only take place on one condition.

According to a New York Times report, the North Korean leader told South Korean President Moon Jae-in when they met just a few days ago that he would abandon his nuclear weapons program if the United States would agree to formally end the Korean War and promise that it would not invade his country.

Can North Korea be trusted?

While Kim Jong-un is saying all the right things, can he really be trusted? Remember, we are talking about a man who has made similar assertions previously. The North Korean leader has had talks in the past that have ended up resulting in “let’s play nice until I get what I want, then I will do what I want, even if it means going back on my word.”

The world wants to trust Kim, but many skeptics remain, and rightfully so.

Press invited

To prove he is being truthful, Jong-un said he would invite experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States to watch the shutdown next month of his country’s only known underground nuclear test site. That sounds like a definite step in the right direction, but many American politicians, including Missouri Senator Roy Blunt, aren’t buying Mr.

Kim’s sudden change of heart.

The Washington Examiner indicates Blunt warned on Sunday that the Trump administration should be “very skeptical” of North Korea’s intentions as the U.S. President prepares to meet with Kim Jong-un over their nuclear program. “We need to be very skeptical,” said Blunt, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, in an appearance on NBC’s "Meet the Press." “We have a series here of our leaders trying to deal with these tyrants and not having very good success in doing that.

They will not be truthful just because they want to be truthful.”

Blunt shares the same opinion of millions of Americans, and soon we will see if the man who wrote “The Art of the Deal” can help make a deal that will denuclearize North Korea.

The 68-year-old Missouri Senator hinted that there may never be a better time than now to make this once unthinkable deal happen.

The beleaguered people of North Korea need food, aid, and other assistance.

“Everybody knows they can barely feed their country," Blunt said. "They don't have currency the rest of the world accepts. It's a critical time for him [Kim]. But I think we have to be very skeptical. This is very much whatever they say -- I'm not sure you can trust it, but you certainly have to verify it.”

The biggest worry is this: Is Kim Jong-un claiming to denuclearize North Korea or is this move nothing more than empty promises aimed at lifting sanctions on his country? Time will reveal the answers.