Vladimir Putin says finding a solution to the North Korea nuclear tensions is of great importance to Russia, stressing that Pyongyang’s sovereignty should be guaranteed.
The Russian president said Friday that “a full denuclearization of North Korea” should involve giving “North Korea a guarantee of their sovereignty and inviolability.”
Putin said that “if you don’t behave aggressively and if you don’t corner North Korea, the result that we need will be achieved faster than many would think, and at less cost.”
Putin meanwhile, said resolution “is of critical importance, especially when the situation is on the brink of war.”
His comments came as President Donald Trump said the US was talking with North Korea about putting the summit back on track. On Thursday, Trump had canceled the summit, citing the North’s “tremendous anger and open hostility.”