September 19, 2018 / 9:50 AM / 6 months ago

Kremlin praises steps by Korean leaders to resolve nuclear crisis

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attend a joint news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 19, 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that it approved of agreements reached by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in at a summit in Pyongyang, describing them as effective steps toward a political settlement.

Speaking at a joint news conference, Kim and Moon said earlier on Wednesday they had agreed to turn the Korean peninsula into a “land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats”.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova and Andrew Osborn; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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