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Peace in Korean peninsula depends on US, Kim Jong-un tells Vladimir Putin

Trump, who ended a second summit with Kim in February without a deal for North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, seemed unperturbed

Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomes North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un before their one-one-one talks in Vladivostok, Russia, Thursday, April 25, 2019. | AP/PTI
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Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomes North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un before their one-one-one talks in Vladivostok, Russia, Thursday, April 25, 2019. | AP/PTI

Joyce Lee &Jeff Mason | Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told Russian President Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the United States, warning that a state of hostility could easily return, North Korean media said on Friday. Kim's remarks during talks with Putin on Thursday appeared aimed at pushing Washington to be more flexible on North Korean demands for an easing of international sanctions.

US President Donald Trump, who ended a second summit with Kim in February without a deal for North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, seemed unperturbed, saying a lot of progress was being made

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First Published: Apr 27 2019 | 2:17 AM IST

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