North Korea and Russia hold one-to-one talks
The former governor of New Mexico says the meeting is not substantial, but shows that Vladimir Putin still plays an important role on the world stage and Kim Jong Un is not diplomatic [19659003NorthKoreanleaderKimJongUnsaidthatsincehismeetinginHanoiwithPresidentTrumptheUShasactedonthestalemateofNorthKoreandenuclearizationin"badfaith"
The North Korean leader told the Korean Central News Agency that "the situation on the Korean peninsula and the region is now at a standstill and has reached a critical juncture," the Straits Times of Singapore reported,
Kim warned that the The situation has returned to its original state The US has taken a unilateral stance on the US at recent DPRK-US summits, "the Korean News Agency added.
North Korea All along, it claims it needs its nuclear arsenal to defend itself against the hostility of the US, which it sees as US hostility, and it wants concrete security for its security ̵
1; including the elimination of the American nuclear threat. The denuclearization of the US Korean Peninsula.
Since Kim's Hanoi negotiations with Trump ended with no signs of progress, North Korea has expressed anger over those of Trump's top advisers in the stalled negotiations as an overly harsh position.
Last week, North Korea demanded the removal of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from the talks and criticized national security adviser John Bolton. There are reports that Kim has also made some internal riots and possibly fired one of his chief negotiators.
Kim spoke at a summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Korean Central News Agency to Trump on the Pacific port of Vladivostok, Russia.
The first one-to-one talks between the two leaders did not seem to bring about any significant changes in North Korea's position: Putin said Kim was ready to give up nuclear weapons, but only if he obtained iron security guarantees.
However, Putin said Kim urged him to explain to Trump the nuances of North Korea's position. Such a role as an interlocutor could be important given Trump's apparent admiration of the Russian leader.
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. Trump said he fell in love with Kim. This may indicate a tendency to oppose the North Korean leader, even though this statement took place before the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi in February, which collapsed in disagreement.
After the Thursday summit in Vladivostok, about 75 miles from North Korea At the border, Putin emphasized that both Moscow and Washington want North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.
However, the security guarantees for which Kim's claims in return should be signed by several countries, suggesting an agreement such as the six-country talks Russia participated until its collapse in 2009.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.