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Biden says he is ready to meet with Kim Jong-un

US President Joe Biden announced his readiness to personally meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on certain conditions. According to him, this is primarily the conduct of negotiations on the denuclearization of Pyongyang.

“We'll see. If he (Kim Jong-un) makes a commitment for me to meet with him if there is an obligation under which we are meeting. This commitment should be that there is a discussion of the nuclear arsenal, " Mr. Biden said at a press conference with the President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in.

Mr. Biden said that the acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Song Kim, will be appointed the US Special envoy for North Korea.

Earlier in May, the assistant to the US President for National Security, Jake Sullivan, said that the US policy towards the DPRK is not of a hostile nature, as previously reported by the DPRK Foreign Ministry. The Foreign Ministry statement was a reaction to Mr. Biden's words about the US plans to work with its allies to counter threats from the nuclear programs of the DPRK and Iran.

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