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Putin Says NKorea's Kim 'Won This Match' on Nukes Over SKorea, US

Putin Says NKorea's Kim 'Won This Match' on Nukes Over SKorea, US
President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with editors of Russian mass media in Moscow on Thursday. (Reuters)

Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:55 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has "won this match" in the contest to acquire nuclear weapons.

Putin also called Kim educated and "shrewd and mature" during the latest standoff with South Korea and the West over his nuclear and missile program.

Putin made the comments in a meeting with Russian editors-in-chief in Moscow on Thursday. He said the North Korean ruler had succeeded in developing a nuclear warhead capable of hitting any target.

Putin’s unusually warm words for the secretive leader came after North and South Korean officials held their first direct talks in more than two years on Tuesday, as diplomatic efforts continue to try to defuse tensions over Kim’s nuclear program.

President Donald Trump, who’s said North Korea won’t be allowed to develop a nuclear missile capable of hitting the U.S., also said Thursday that he expects the crisis with Kim’s regime to be resolved without war.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has "won this match" in the contest to acquire nuclear weapons. Putin also called Kim educated and "shrewd and mature" during the latest standoff with South Korea and the West over his nuclear and missile...
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