Vladimir Putinto: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that security assurances North Korea must give not only the US but other countries as well. His words on Wednesday, September 12, the correspondent “Tapes.ru” in Vladivostok.
According to the Russian leader that Pyongyang is satisfied with security guarantees only from Washington is doubtful. “What guarantee can there be? International, — he said — (…) the international community can give such guarantees, including those secured by the presence in these agreements of the nuclear powers”.
At the same time, he noted that Moscow will be glad, if North Korea to satisfy only the American surety, however, “it is unlikely to happen.” “(…) if North Korea does something towards denuclearization, it expects in response to some reciprocal steps, not just endless demands complete disarmament to address the issue about how to be assured of its security,” Putin added.
The President of the WEF also invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN to visit Russia at any convenient time.
In June, the US presented North Korea requirements for 47 points in the framework of the Treaty on the complete denuclearization. The American side includes in the term “complete denuclearization” elimination of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction and missiles and all relevant objects. Washington has pledged to provide security guarantees to North Korea, while Pyongyang reiterated the commitment to nuclear disarmament.
IV international Economic Forum held in the campus of far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok from September 11 to September 13.
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