Kremlin: North Korea’s Kim invited to Russia

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MOSCOW: Russian officials have invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday, adding the time and place had yet to be agreed.

Kim Jong Un is expected to visit Russia soon, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said also on Monday.

Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Monday that Putin extended an invitation to Kim last month to visit Russia, and that Moscow is working on the details of where and when that meeting could happen.

Peskov’s comments follow a visit to North Korea by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the country’s nuclear disarmament and setting up another meeting between Kim and US President Donald Trump.

North Korea entered talks with the US and South Korea earlier this year, saying it’s willing to negotiate away its advancing nuclear arsenal. Nuclear diplomacy later stalled because of suspicions over how sincere North Korea is about its disarmament pledge.