US rebuffs resurgence of six-party talks aimed at North Korean denuclearization

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United States national security advisor John Bolton has said on Monday Washington does not prefer Russian President Vladimir Putin’s suggestion for the renewal of the six-party talks for the complete denuclearization of North Korean peninsula.

According to ANI news reports, Bolton’s statement has come after Putin suggested the nuclear talks, which abruptly collapsed in 2009, be renewed in order to overcome the deadlock in Korean peninsula denuclearization negotiations between North Korea and the US.

US President Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un has held their second summit in February in Vietnam to reach a common nuclear agreement, but however, the Hanoi summit ended abruptly due to both leader’s differences as Trump stressed on Kim’s last year commitment of full denuclearization and Kim stressed over US sanctions relief.

Bolton has made these remarks during an interview with Fox News when he was asked whether the US president would accept Russian Putin’s approval.

Bolton stated, “I think it’s not just what our preference is … I think Kim Jong-un, at least up until now, has wanted the one-on-one contact with the United States which is what he has gotten.”

The six-party nuclear talks consisted of South Korea, Japan, Russia, China, North Korea and the US Bolton also highlighted Washington has held all stakeholders in a loop regarding nuclear talks with Pyongyang.

 

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