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Publish Date: 17:47 - 18 April 2019
TEHRAN, Apr 18 - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia later this month, the Kremlin said Thursday, in a meeting that offers President Vladimir Putin an opportunity to emerge as a broker in the long-running nuclear standoff and raise Russia's profile in regional affairs.

Kremlin says Kim Jong Un will visit Russia this monthTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The Kremlin said in a brief statement Thursday that Kim will visit Russia "in the second half of April" on Putin's invitation, but gave no further details.

Russian media have been abuzz in recent days with rumors about the first one-to-one meeting between the leaders.

Putin is set to visit China later this month, and some media speculated that he could meet with Kim during a stopover in Vladivostok, the far eastern port city near the border with North Korea.

Kim said last week that he is open to a third summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, but set the year's end as a deadline for Washington to offer mutually acceptable terms for Pyongyang to commit to give up its nuclear facilities, weapons and missiles.

The North Korean leader blamed the collapse of his February summit with Trump on what he described as unilateral demands by the U.S.

Source: AP

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