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North Korea's Kim ready for third summit with Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declares readiness to hold another summit with Trump if US leader takes proper approach

Emre Aytekin   | 13.04.2019
North Korea's Kim ready for third summit with Trump

ANKARA

If the U.S. offers a plan by the end of 2019 that both countries can accept, North Korea’s leader can again meet with the U.S. president to continue diplomatic efforts towards peace, official North Korean news agency KCNA reported on Saturday.

Kim Jong-un told the country’s parliament that he is ready to hold a third summit with Donald Trump if they come up with an agreement that is mutually acceptable.

He stressed that disagreement about nuclear disarmament and sanctions can be solved.

“We do not hesitate to sign a fair and mutually acceptable agreement that protects the interests of the U.S. and North Korea at the same time. It all depends on how the United States is approaching the subject," said Kim.

"The U.S. has set up negotiations solely on non-realizable methods. They were neither ready to face and solve problems, nor to propose clever ways and methods.

"We want the problems to be resolved through negotiation and dialogue, but not by the method proposed by the U.S. We don't want to see a new Hanoi summit," he added, referring to a meeting in Vietnam this February that ended without agreement.

The first Trump-Kim summit took place last June.

* Writing by Busra Nur Bilgic

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