Slutsky: meeting Kim Jong UN and trump may lead to détente on the Korean Peninsula

MOSCOW, March 9. /TASS/. A meeting of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN and U.S. President Donald trump may lead to détente on the Korean Peninsula. This was stated on Friday to journalists the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.

“Meeting Kim Jong UN and trump can lead to a significant discharge in the rhetoric of recent months surrounding the nuclear program of the DPRK. Dialogue is actually something that has always stood by Russia,” said Slutsky.

He added that Russia hopes that “the negotiations will actually take place and bring concrete results for the normalization of the situation on the Korean Peninsula.” “I also hope that the views expressed readiness will affect the General line of the United States against Pyongyang’s provocation and the DPRK leadership will cease, and North Korea, in turn, will not violate UN security Council resolutions and to carry out new missile tests”, – concluded the Deputy.

On 5 and 6 March in Pyongyang held talks with Kim Jong-UN with the head of the national security of the Republic of Korea Chung-Yung and First Director of the National intelligence service With Hoon. According to Chung EUI-Yong, Pyongyang expressed readiness to start consultations on the normalization of relations with Washington, which will affect the issue of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Trump during a Friday telephone conversation with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reiterated his willingness to meet with the DPRK leader.