North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un expressed his openness for a third summit with US President Donald Trump but suggests a “fair” deal that will be beneficial for the interest of both countries and “fair content.”
“What is needed is for the US to stop its current way of calculation, and come to us with a new calculation,” Kim said in a speech at a session of North Korea’s parliament, wherein he blamed the failed Hanoi summit last February with Trump because of the unilateral demands by Washington.
Nevertheless, Kim assured that his personal relationship with Trump “remains good.”
“We of course place importance on resolving problems through dialogue and negotiations. But U.S.-style dialogue of unilaterally pushing its demands doesn’t fit us, and we have no interest in it. We will wait with patience until the end of the year for the United States to come up with a courageous decision. But it will clearly be difficult for a good opportunity like last time to come up,” Kim added.
The speech came hours after the agreement between Trump and South Korean president Moon Jae-in regarding the importance of nuclear talks with North Korea.
Kim said that the gradual decrease in Pyongyang’s economy is due to the international sanctions imposed over their nuclear weapons program.
However, United States said the summit ended earlier than expected because of North’s excessive demands on lifting sanctions in exchange for limited disarmament measures.
Trump, on Thursday, said he was open to meeting Kim again and is hopeful for progress on sanctions and human rights.