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Putin Says 'shrewd' North Korean Leader Has Outplayed His Rivals

North Korea and South Korea held talks on Tuesday after a prolonged period of tension on the Korean peninsula over the North's missile and nuclear programmes.

Reuters

Updated:January 11, 2018, 11:40 PM IST
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Putin Says 'shrewd' North Korean Leader Has Outplayed His Rivals
File image of Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo: Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via Reuters)
MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was "shrewd and mature" and had won the latest standoff with South Korea and the West over his nuclear and missile programme.

North Korea and South Korea held talks on Tuesday after a prolonged period of tension on the Korean peninsula over the North's missile and nuclear programmes.

Putin, in a meeting with Russian journalists broadcast on state TV, said North Korea had developed powerful missiles, but now wanted to calm things down. Putin said only talks could resolve the standoff.
| Edited by: Tarun Bhardwaj
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