Kremlin says Russia supports US efforts to reduce tensions on Korean Peninsula


Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday that Russia supports the US at its efforts to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula, reported Russian news agency TASS.

US President Donald Trump met with the North Korean President Kim Jong Un on Sunday. Commenting on their meeting Peskov said that “President Putin and the Russian side as a whole have been rather consistently calling on the interested parties to show restraint and a constructive approach and take steps, which would not push the sides to a corner.

As for the meeting itself, no doubt, we welcome it and we are ready to welcome any steps and meetings leading to reducing tensions on the Korean Peninsula and drawing us nearer to denuclearization in this region,”  he added.

President Trump is the first sitting US President to enter North Korea. Meeting between the two leaders, which reportedly lasted for an hour, resulted in the US-NKorea agreement “to resume working-level talks on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula within the next two or three weeks.” If the talks are progressive, President Trump claimed he would be ready to cancel the existing sanctions.

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