South Korean president hopes for 4th summit with North Korea

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 8:07 AM PT – Monday, April 15, 2019

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is pushing for another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un amid a standstill in nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea.

In a statement Monday, Moon said he hopes to meet with Kim Jong-un for a fourth inter-Korean summit to help improve bilateral relations between the two nations.

This comes after Kim Jong-un criticized South Korea in a speech Friday for acting as an “overstepping mediator” between the U.S. and North Korea.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting with his aids at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, April 15, 2019. Moon says he’s ready for a fourth summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to help salvage faltering nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang. (Bee Jae-man/Yonhap via AP)

“As soon as North Korea becomes ready, I hope the two Koreas will be able to sit down together, regardless of venue and form, and hold detailed and substantive talks on how to achieve further progress that goes beyond the previous two summits between Chairman Kim and President Trump,” stated Moon.

Kim Jong-un also confirmed Friday that he is willing to continue talks with President Trump if Washington provided negotiable terms for an agreement by the end of the year.