The United States acted in "bad faith" in Vietnam, where President Donald Trump and his team held talks with North Korea, said Chairman Kim Jong Un during a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump and Kim met Hanoi in February, but the talks ended abruptly and a joint signing ceremony was canceled. Trump said that North Korea's demand for US economic sanctions to be lifted in its entirety forced its team to abandon an agreement. North Korean officials deny that they demanded the complete lifting of the sanctions.
On Thursday, at his first summit with the Russian Putin in the Russian Far Eastern port of Vladivostok, Kim said "the situation on the Korean peninsula and the region has now stopped and has reached a critical point," the report said Korean News Agency.
The North Korean leader warned that the situation "could return to its original state, as the US unilaterally struck a malicious intent at the recent second summit between the DPRK and the US".
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"Peace and security on the Korean peninsula will depend entirely on the future attitude of the US, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea will equip itself for every possible situation "KCNA quoted
Russia has already called for the easing of sanctions, while the US has accused Pyongyang of evading some of the measures – charges Moscow denies.
Only a week ago, Pyongyang demanded the removal of US US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from the stalled nuclear talks accused him of derailing the process.
On Thursday, Putin came out of the meeting and said that Moscow, like Washington, has supported efforts to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula and prevent nuclear conflicts. 19659009] But he also insisted that the North needed "guarantees for its security, the preservation of its sovereignty."
"We need to … return to a state where international law and not the law of the fittest is determined" The situation in the world, "Putin said.
Experts say the true purpose of Kim's visit in Russia was the chance to gain leeway in talks with the US – and to use Russia as a Bogeyman, if Trump goes too far with his threats.
"This is the breakthrough of the Korean side of [North] the US saying, "Look, we have normal relations with Moscow your fists," said Dmitry Zhuravlev, director-general of the Institute of Regional Issues, a Moscow think tank, to Al Jazeera.
Moscow still has a veto right on the Security Council of the United Nations, and it wants to be involved in everything related to North Korea.
The nations share a border, and Russia serves as a workplace for at least 10,000 North Korean migrant workers, an important source of hard currency for Pyongyang.
Russia does not want a nuclear disaster door next, but its interest in North Korea's disarmament is limited; The overthrow of the Kim dynasty would probably mean that a united Korea becomes an ally of the US, and American military bases could appear alongside the Pacific provinces of Russia.
The meeting was Kim's first with another head of state since his return from Hanoi.
Following a repeat of the presidential petition, the Prime Minister has held four meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping since March 2018, three with South Korean Moon Jae-in and two with Trump and one with the Vietnamese President.
Putin told reporters that he would fill out the results of the talks in Washington.
"There are no secrets here, no conspiracies … Chairman Kim himself asked us to inform the American side of our position," Putin said.
No agreement was reached as the summit of Trump-Kim
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