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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said Tuesday that he was ready to denuclearise the country and continue dialogue with Washington and Seoul to resolve the tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

    US President Donald Trump reiterated Wednesday his readiness to meet Kim Jong-un after the latter said in his New Year address to the nation that he wanted to improve relations with the United States.

    Trump and Kim met last year in Singapore. The North Korean leader secured Washington's commitment to suspend US-South Korean drills in exchange for its promise to denuclearise.

    The long-standing tensions on the Korean Peninsula started to ease after North Korea expressed its willingness to denuclearise, and held summits with the South Korean and US presidents.

    At the summit on April 27, the two Koreas agreed to halt all hostile acts against each other, while during the third meeting in September the sides agreed to suspend artillery drills near the inter-Korean border and remove all guard posts from the demilitarised zone.

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    The future nuclear talks, however, have been stalled, with Pyongyang insisting on immediate sanctions relief after Washington announced it had sanctioned three top North Korean officials.

    Donald Trump has been reportedly considering a second summit with North Korea's supreme leader to speed up the stalling denuclearisation. Trump's national security adviser John Bolton has said the meeting could take place in January or February.


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