South Korean president hopes for 4th summit with North Korea

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met for a summit earlier this year. Talks quickly collapsed

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met for a summit earlier this year. Talks quickly collapsed

In their third summit last September, Moon and Kim agreed to reconnect the Koreas' railways and roads, normalize operations at a jointly run factory park in the North Korean border town of Kaesong and restart South Korean tours to the North's scenic Diamond Mountain resort, voicing optimism that worldwide sanctions could end and allow such projects.

In a speech last week to the Supreme People's Assembly (SPA), North Korea's analog of a parliament, Kim Jong Un outlined his view on the state of ongoing talks between the United States and his country and a range of other issues.

"North Korea has tremendous potential for.extraordinary growth, economic success and riches under the leadership of Chairman Kim", Trump continued. "The big deal is we have to get rid of the nuclear weapons", Trump explained.

US President Donald Trump on Saturday backed a possible third summit with North Korea, after Kim Jong Un said he would be willing to meet his American counterpart if Washington comes to the table with the "right attitude".

Kim said, "We will wait for a bold decision from the USA with patience till the end of this year but I think it will definitely be hard to get such a good opportunity as the previous summit".

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Citing sources in Moscow, Yonhap said, "Chances that Kim Jong Un's trip to the Russian Federation will take place by the end of April are quite high".

President Moon Jae-in, center, moves into a reception room in the Blue House along with military leaders who attended a ceremony where they were promoted to higher ranks on Monday.

Kim blamed the collapse of his second summit with Trump on what he described as Washington's unilateral demands. The women said they thought they were part of a reality prank show and did not know they were poisoning Kim.

Kim, who has recently pledged to build a "powerful socialist economy", asked the United States to ease economic sanctions, arguing it has already started to implement concrete measures toward denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula. During his speech to the SPA, Kim did not once mention the word "denuclearization". He said the North's economy would preserve through heavy USA -led sanctions imposed over its nuclear weapons program and that he "wouldn't "obsess over summitry with the United States out of thirst for sanctions relief".

"Now the North is turning its eyes to Russia", Park said.

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