South Korea’s Foreign Minister, Kang Kyung-wha, appeared on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday to discuss ongoing diplomatic talks with Kim Jong Un’s North Korean regime.

According to Kang, North Korea’s Supreme Leader has “given his word” that he is actually committed to denuclearization, a significant change of heart after months of apocalyptic rhetoric.

“He’s given his word. But the significance of his word is, is quite, quite weighty in the sense that this is the first time that the words came directly from the North Korean supreme leader himself, and that has never been done before,” she said.

Of course, until Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump actually meet to discuss the terms of North Korea’s potential nuclear disarmament, it stands to reason that Kim is merely saying what he believes needs to be said in order to achieve his goals, which it stands to reason may likely include finding a way to save face while simultaneously ending the economic sanctions levied by both the United States and the United Nations that appear to have had a significant affect not only on state-level operations within Kim’s nation, but on his people’s daily lives as well.