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38 North Contributor, Robert Carlin, Quoted on Kim Jong-Un’s New Year’s Speech

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Kim Jong Un Wants New Summit With Trump, But Also Issues A Veiled Warning

In a New Year’s address on Tuesday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is eager to renew face-to-face negotiations with President Trump after a bilateral summit in June. But Kim suggested that he could ramp up nuclear weapons development if the U.S. does not end economic sanctions against Pyongyang.

In the speech broadcast on state television, Kim said he is ready to meet Trump at any time to forge an agreement “welcomed by the international community.”

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