Kremlin: Trump-Kim summit drives North Korea crisis situation away from critical point

Kremlin: Trump-Kim summit drives North Korea crisis situation away from critical point

The recent meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un proves that there is no alternative to finding a political solution to the Korean Peninsula issue, Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

"The meeting’s outcome needs to be thoroughly assessed but the very meeting and the beginning of a direct dialogue are welcome. No matter the result, such meetings help ease tensions on the peninsula and drive the situation away from the critical point it reached several months ago, which is a matter for satisfaction," TASS cited Peskov as saying.

At the same time, he stressed that under the current difficult circumstances, all the issues would hardly be resolved in an instant.

"However, the very meeting proves that the Russian president was right when he said that there is no alternative to resolving the Korean Peninsula issue through political and diplomatic means," the Kremlin spokesman said, adding that "the only possible way to find a solution is launching a direct dialogue."

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