North Korean Leader: Third US Summit Depends on Whether US Can Make ’Bold Decision’

April 15, 2019

The Diplomat:

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. The speech marked Kim’s first public comments on the diplomatic process with Washington since his second summit meeting with U.S. President Donald J. Trump at the end of February ended without agreement.

Kim’s broad message on the process with the United States remained consistent with what he had said during his New Year’s Day address: that the onus remains on Washington change its approach toward talks with North Korea. He left open the prospects for diplomacy, saying that a change in the American approach could lead to a third summit.

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