Putin: U.S. and N.Korea normalizing their ties critical for peace

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that it was vital for peace on the Korean Peninsula that the United States and North Korea normalized their troubled relationship.

Putin was speaking at a news conference in the port city of Vladivostok after holding talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The White House said on Monday that US President Donald Trump had received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asking for a second meeting.

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