North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he is open to having the third summit with President Donald Trump if the United States could offer mutually acceptable terms for an agreement by the end of the year. Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) has said, Kim’s speech came during a session of North Korea’s rubber-stamp parliament.
During the speech, Kim has blamed the collapse of his summit with Trump in February due to unilateral demands by the United States. But he said his personal relationship with the American president remains good. On the other hand, the United States has said the summit broke down because of the North’s excessive demands for sanctions relief in return for limited disarmament measures.
KCNA reported yesterday that Kim was re-elected as chairman of the State Affairs Commission, the nation’s most important decision-making body, during a session of the Supreme People’s Assembly. KCNA also reported that Kim Jae Ryong was chosen as premier of the cabinet, replacing Pak Pong Ju.