Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Igor Margolotta: Maxim Blinov / RIA Novosti
The United States appealed to Russia for help in finding the right agenda for negotiations with the DPRK on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. This was reported to journalists by the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Igor Morgulov’s consultations in Washington, reports TASS.
“We are ready along with other members of the six-party negotiations to contribute to the discussion of specific measures and steps,” he said, and added that constructive dialogue on this issue could generally have a positive impact on relations between Moscow and Washington.
According to him, currently preparing the second summit of the US — DPRK, and “American colleagues” expressed concern about the lack of progress after the summit in Singapore, where the US President Donald trump’s first meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN.
Morgulov also said that in the next two months in Moscow should come Marc Lambert — Deputy special representative of the US state Department on North Korea Stephen Began. “I invited Began to visit Russia, and he gratefully accepted this proposal,” — said the Russian diplomat.
That Pyongyang and Washington are discussing the possibility of holding a new summit, it became known on January 7th.
Discussion of new meeting of the two leaders comes amid regular reports of violations of the agreements with North Korea. So, in January, the project, sponsored by Washington, reported the discovery of a new secret object in CDNR, and Bloomberg claims that the country continues to produce nuclear warheads.
For its part, Pyongyang regularly accuses Washington of blackmail, undue pressure and new sanctions. DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN in his new year message to citizens said that North Korea has sought good relations with the United States, however, are willing to change course, if not wait for the promises.
The first summit between the two leaders was held in Singapore in June 2018. The results were signed three documents, including the denuclearization of the Peninsula. The summit was followed by negotiations in Pyongyang with the participation of Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, the results of which the parties assessed in different ways. Sam Pompeo found them successful, with the North Korean foreign Ministry criticized the negotiation process, calling US demands and unilateral “predatory”.
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