June 7, 2019 / 3:53 PM / 8 days ago

Putin says will try to help Trump and North Korean leader resume talks

FILE PHOTO: North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump talk in the garden of the Metropole hotel during the second North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi, Vietnam February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that Russia would try to help U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un resume talks in an effort to find a breakthrough in their row over Pyongyang’s nuclear program.

Putin was speaking at an economic forum in St Petersburg.

Putin held his first face-to-face talks with Kim Jong Un in April after which he said U.S. security guarantees would probably not be enough to persuade Pyongyang to shut its nuclear program.

Reporting by Reuters reporters; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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