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Meeting on the cards between Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin in Russia in April

The Kremlin has announced news of the first ever meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The failure of the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi has probably forced Kim Jong-un to look around for other leaders who can help him to break out of the shackles of his hermit kingdom. The economic sanctions are hurting him and that is the main bone of contention for the failed Hanoi summit. Kim’s priority is the ease of sanctions which conflicts with Trump’s focus on denuclearization. It is possible Kim could revert to his old nuclear tactics. There are reports in the media that he had inspected and directed a "new tactical guided weapons firing test." CNN goes on to add that the timing of the meeting between Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin coincides with the failure of the nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington in Hanoi. It has gone as far as North Korea's foreign ministry demanding that the United States replace its Secretary of State Mike Pompeo before they would move ahead with any further negotiations. They blame Pompeo for making “loose, reckless” remarks that...
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