Japan's Abe Open to Talks With Kim Jong Un Without Preconditions

Japan's Abe Open to Talks With Kim Jong Un Without Preconditions

Japan's Abe Open to Talks With Kim Jong Un Without Preconditions

Last month, the North Korean leader met Vladimir Putin and asked for his help in resolving the impasse, asking the Russian leader to convey his views to Mr Trump.

Although Mr Putin extended an invitation to Mr Kim nearly a year ago, the North Korean leader only accepted it after his second summit with Mr Trump ended without any agreement to relieve United Nations sanctions that are choking his economy.

Meanwhile, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said on Thursday that the government in Seoul was considering dispatching a special envoy to North Korea.

A February summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump collapsed over mismatched demands in sanctions relief and nuclear disarmament, AP reported.

While actual details of the summit are not available, President Putin said that North Korea needs worldwide security guarantees, if it is to end its nuclear programme.

ROK has pushed to help resume dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington following the Hanoi summit.

The Putin-Kim first ever meeting underscores their shared concerns about Trump's unpredictable behaviour.

Japanese media reported Thursday the families of abductees, including Takuya Yokota, left for Washington to meet with US officials.

The move comes as talks have stalled between Washington and Pyongyang on the North's denuclearization.

The comments, made in response to a question from a reporter from the country's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), saw Choe warn the US against suggesting it would seek to "break down our system by using military methods".

Earlier on Tuesday, North Korea supported the assembly. The laborers are a major source of income for Pyongyang.Putin said they discussed the issue and would find a solution taking into account "humanitarian" factors, though he didn't say what that would be.On the economic front, both sides share an interest in enhanced cooperation if sanctions are eased. He added that Russia's trade with North Korea is minuscule final year because of.

The engagement between Moscow and Pyongyang continued to flag, as Kim, following the Trump administration's aggressive policy towards North Korea, made a decision to hold direct talks with the U.S. to resolve the nuclear issue. Despite the current stalemate, Trump has said he would like to meet Kim again.

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