Putin Invites Kim Jong Un To Russia For September Summit

Not to be outdone by the US, Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia in September,  Russian-language media reported.

The report by Russian news agency RIA News was picked up by Reuters. RIA cited Ivan Melnikov, the deputy speaker of the lower house of Russia's parliament, as the source for the announcement. Last week, Bloomberg reported that Putin had sent a confidential message to Kim via Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

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Reports of the summit invitation followed allegations that North Korea's detonation of its nuclear-testing site had been fabricated. Kim famously promised to close the site as a gesture of good faith toward Washington (though several reports by independent observers had previously claimed that the site was already unusable following a catastrophic tunnel collapse in the wake of a September nuclear test).

Of course, Putin isn't the only world leader planning a meeting with Kim. Sky News reported on Sunday - citing the North's state-run KCNA news agency -that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is planning a visit to the DPRK to meet with Kim.

A KCNA report quoted Mr Assad as saying: "I am going to visit the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) and meet Kim Jong Un."

It said Mr Assad made the comments on Wednesday while receiving diplomatic credential documents from North Korean ambassador Mun Jong Nam.

There was no indication such a trip had been planned and Syria has not confirmed the comments.

The report also quoted Mr Assad saying he was sure Mr Kim would "achieve the final victory and realise the reunification of Korea".

According to KCNA, Mr Assad said: "The world welcomes the remarkable events in the Korean Peninsula brought about recently by the outstanding political calibre and wise leadership of Kim Jong Un."

If the Assad meeting goes ahead as planned, it would be the first time a world leader met with Kim in Pyongyang. North Korea and the Syrian regime have maintained strong relations during the Syrian civil war, as the North has been accused of helping arm the Syrian regime.

Kim has been in an uncharacteristically diplomatic mood since the beginning of the year. He has repeatedly met with Chinese officials, including President Xi Jinping, and has also signed a historic agreement with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Meanwhile, we pointed out earlier this morning that Kim has replaced North Korea's top three military officials with younger officials who might be more amenable to Kim's denuclearization agenda (and also less likely to stage a palace coup in his absence during talks with the US next week).

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giovanni_f brianshell Tue, 06/05/2018 - 06:18 Permalink

Putin just reduced the Kim & Trump show to a minor PR issue to be reported under "miscellaneous" on page 9 of the news tabloids.

Some real talks between men will happen in September, not earlier, at the initative of Putin, in Morscow.  

The Singapore thing wasn't even important enouh to be talked about earlier, additionally adding to its non-relevance.

Absolutely humiliating draw.

All you US-based geostrategic hobbyists here on ZH: You should not really be surprised that anything so close to the border of Russia and China would be left to whim of a New York real estate bullshit artist supported by a bunch of idiots who look and behave like they've escaped the "they live" movie.

 

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Mazzy HerpaDerp Mon, 06/04/2018 - 18:24 Permalink

We're waking up.  I look forward to when the US military reaches the same type of "tipping point" that neighborhoods do before White Flight occurs.

It's already happened in some branches, at least on some bases.  When I was on Bragg a decade ago artillery was 90% black and aside from the newest of recruits you didn't see any Whites.  Anyone with a mind got the hell out of there as quickly as they could put in transfer papers.

And how will the blacks and hispanics handle things "downrange"  Will they charge into the firefights like your average Evangelical ZioWhite?  Probably not.  There's a reason why blacks make up most of the supply corp (same pay, less work, less risky, opportunities for fraud, waste, and abuse, etc.).  I really hope that Whites aren't signing up for the military anymore.

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grizfish MGTOW_MONERO_XMR Mon, 06/04/2018 - 18:12 Permalink

Putin is many moves ahead, not just mentally, but with execution.  However, his plan to build a pipeline through N. Korea to S. Korea, with cooperation among all the players, will certainly be sabotaged by the globalists.  Supplying the EU with petro is already creating a hissy-fit by the UN by...tch.  No way... can she be under the control of Trumpster.  She has a higher calling and has been instilled with dreams of grandeur.

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WTFUD Leakanthrophy Mon, 06/04/2018 - 19:07 Permalink

Understand your sentiment, however, Putin is respectful to the UN, in fact, his only weakness is being too accommodating to these Neocon controlled Organisations, such as the WTO.

He should understand by now that these people are EVIL and having sucked on the teat of his country's resources in the Bo. Yeltsin years, They're Hooked like Vampires.

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Blankone AynRandObjectivist Mon, 06/04/2018 - 18:13 Permalink

Sure, but who is it against?
Russia or Putie got Iraq, Libya and Syria to give up their chemical weapons, just as the US was demanded. Once Russia/Putie did that for the US, they were attacked and bombed.

Kim, listen to Putin, you too can have well over 20 US bases in your country soon. Just like Assad.

Putie the Pussy also got Iran to give all of their enriched uranium to --- Russia. Just like the US wanted. Iran's scariest weapon gone, and how is that working out for Iran? Is the US playing nice or pursuing global economic war on Iran?

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WTFUD Blankone Mon, 06/04/2018 - 19:28 Permalink

You're nothing if not consistent my friend.

If you look at the Big Picture you can't help but notice Putin's not losing the WAR, while by the month, they/allies grow even stronger, with former Vassals of Uncle Sham jumping ship or at least remaining neutral. That's takes an amount of Trust & Assurance with Vichy DC/CFR embedded in your country ( Qatar purchasing s-400's for example ).

No need for Russia to give The Filth an excuse to start WW3 in which there would be no winner.

Only a few days ago 80 or so Representatives of Villages in Syria got together to vote to kick-out Vichy DC's installed 'terrorists'/allied with Kurds.

WINNING HEARTS & MINDS is GAME and only one man is capable of aligning the fractures intentionally created by Deep State US/uk.

I'm sure there are more Extreme Elements in Russia who would like him to press the button as such. The Neocons/Deep State are well aware of the blow-back should they push too far.

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WTFUD Mazzy Mon, 06/04/2018 - 18:50 Permalink

Still!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't have all the numbers, however, the Mossad have executed several Iranian Scientists/Businessman/Diplomats abroad.

Also a number of Russians bit the bullet a year or so ago. I'm not saying they were all CIA-Mossad but hey!

Further, i believe Entities are acting outside the current US Administration's guidelines/parameters.

Ask yourself, would Ed Snowden feel safe outside of Russia at this particular juncture?

 

 

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LaugherNYC gregga777 Mon, 06/04/2018 - 18:00 Permalink

Hey, Kim! Remember how great it worked out for your country when you took our advice and aid fighting the South and the US back in the 50s?? How you became an utterly failed state, poor beyond measuring, a pariah, ruined, while the South blossomed like a beautiful flower in the sun of freedom and democracy?

Wanna try it again?

Maybe, just maybe, young Kim finally figured it out. Make friends with the good guys who helped SoKo to prosper despite having almost no commodity resources. Why align with a despot whose country’s still, in 2018, relies entirely on wealth in the ground to survive? Maybe he isn’t a moron, after all.

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grizfish LaugherNYC Mon, 06/04/2018 - 18:23 Permalink

Read the released FOIA facts.  We invaded N. Korea.  It is well documented in communications between US generals and DC.  Your call.  It's so much easier to believe the globalist controlled MSM propaganda. 

N. Korea is on the guano list because they reject being controlled by the IMF, World Bank, or whatever they call it today, essentially (Rothschild financial control).

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WTFUD Mon, 06/04/2018 - 18:02 Permalink

Thank God for Lavrov swiftly flying out to meet Kim, if only to read him the gospel as to what to expect from *Trumpelthinskin* & Vichy DC in their upcoming negotiations; that's if they actually do go ahead as we know Trump's Handlers (Rothschild-Wilbur Ross ) & Deep State Neocon Inside-Plant Bolton, could have a Change of Mind/Heart for him. 

smacker Mon, 06/04/2018 - 18:11 Permalink

Yep, everything I see Rocket Man doing tells me he wants to be the guy who goes down in history as the guy who brings the two Koreas together.

China, Russia and Assad (and probably others) are doing their utmost to woo a new future merged Korea onto their side of the struggle for a multi-polar world order.

Washingtown and Westmunster will get left out in the pointless Cold War 2.0.

It's time for Theresa May to STFU and start doing business with Russia instead of creating fake nerve agent stories.

LiberateUS Mon, 06/04/2018 - 18:13 Permalink

Putin continues to crush it. This is WINNING folks. He has become the go to leader on the intl stage. The Godfather. Russian energy pipelines are going to envelope the globe like vein systems. Next is Korean peninsula. While Trump is blowing smoke, making threats, and admiring himself in the mirror, Putin will strike mega strategic deals with NK and SK. When you are rational, reasonable and fair minded, and can deliver on your promises, you earn trust and respect, and much business.

grizfish Mon, 06/04/2018 - 18:36 Permalink

Kim has been acting rationally, considering the results of others like S. Hussein and O. Qaddafi, who bowed to the globalists and gave up their means of survival.  His State/Culture has suffered economically from sanctions, but they are steadfast in their resolve to remain independent of colonialist slave masters.