Russian President Vladimir Putin says North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un could be willing to give up his nuclear weapons if the rogue regime has “security guarantees” from several nations.
Putin made the remarks Thursday suggesting the international community should think about his request, and the peninsula is unlikely to get rid of its nukes without those guarantees.
According to Putin, the legally binding guarantees will need to come from Russia, Japan, China, South Korea, and the United States.
His remarks come after the pair held a joint summit in Russia, which Putin praised saying he was “pleased” with the duo’s meeting.
Putin made it clear he is willing to discuss the summit with other world leaders including President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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The joint summit comes around two months after Kim met with President Trump in Hanoi to continue denuclearization talks.
Despite the fact the pair were unable to reach an agreement, the president has voiced his optimism in continuing the discussion to ultimately achieve complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.