Russian President Putin To Brief China And the U.S. On Kim Talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands during their talks at Far East Federal University on Russky Island in Vladivostok, Russia, April 25, 2019. Russian President Vladimir Putin said after holding his first face-to-face talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that U.S. security guarantees would probably not be enough to persuade Pyongyang to shut its nuclear program. Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool via REUTERS

RFE: Putin To Brief China On Kim Talks, Says Willing To Share Details With U.S. As Well

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Beijing to brief Chinese leaders on his just-concluded summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said he is also willing to share details of the talks with the United States.

North Korean state media on April 26, meanwhile, reported that Kim had invited Putin to Pyongyang "at a convenient time" -- an offer that was “readily accepted,” according to the Korean Central News Agency. No dates were specified.

The moves could raise Moscow’s profile and influence in negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea’s nuclear program, talks that have failed to bring fruitful results despite two summits between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim.

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Update: Putin says he will brief U.S. on summit with Kim (AP)

WNU Editor: I am skeptical that anything new came out of these talks.

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