Kremlin: Russia prepared to mediate US-North Korea talks

By | 2017-12-26T03:57:22+00:00 December 26th, 2017|

After having obliterated ISIS and brought stability back to Syria, Russia appears ready to help resolve yet another international crisis.

Moscow is prepared to mediate US-North Korea talks and help reduce tensions between Pyongyang and Washington, says Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

“We are talking about Russia’s readiness, if necessary and if the two sides want it,” stated Peskov.

During their phone conversation earlier in December, US President Donald Trump called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to help solve the North Korean nuclear issue. Commenting on the talks, Trump said that Washington could rely on Moscow’s support and considers it to be of major importance.

Earlier, Russia and China proposed a so-called “double freeze” plan aimed at deescalating the situation on the Korean peninsula. In accordance with the plan, North Korea is to halt nuclear tests in exchange for a pause in US-South Korea joint military drills. While South Korea has signaled its support for the plan, Washington has thus far rejected the proposal.