Putin - Kim Summit -- News Updates April 25, 2019

CNBC: North Korea wants to denuclearize but needs security guarantees, Putin says after Kim talks

* Kim met Putin on an island off the Pacific port city of Vladivostok on Thursday. It is the first time the leaders have met face to face.
* The meeting comes two months after denuclearization talks between Washington and Pyongyang collapsed in Hanoi. For Russia, the meeting was seen as a way to show the world that Russia can be a global power broker.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to denuclearize but needs “security guarantees” to do so.

Speaking after a high-profile summit with Kim, Putin said Russia favored denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula and Kim agreed, but said bilateral security guarantees were not enough.

Putin said he didn’t know if it was time to resume six-way talks with North Korea to end a standoff over its nuclear weapons program. The “six-party talks” had taken place between North and South Korea, the U.S., Japan, Russia and China in the early 2000s, but collapsed in 2009 when North Korea pulled out, saying it would resume its nuclear enrichment program in order to boost its nuclear deterrent.

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Putin - Kim Summit -- News Updates April 25, 2019

The Latest: Putin, Kim shake hands before start of talks -- FOX News/AP
Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un hold first summit: Live Updates -- CNN
Putin: NKorea’s Kim ready to denuclearize, with conditions -- AP
Putin says U.S. guarantees unlikely to prompt North Korea to de-nuclearize -- Reuters
Putin says North Korea wants to denuclearize with 'security guarantees' -- The Hill
Putin says North Korea needs ‘security guarantees’ in return for denuclearisation -- France 24
After Meeting Kim, Putin Advocates Phased Denuclearization Approach -- VOA
Never mind the substance, here's the visuals: Putin summit a win for Kim -- AFP
Putin and Kim give each other same gift… a sword (PHOTO, VIDEO) -- RT
Clinking glasses & swapping swords: Watch highlights from Kim's summit with Putin (VIDEOS) -- RT

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