Love lost? How Putin could spoil a Trump push to rekindle ties with Kim Jong Un | NK News
July 15, 2024
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Love lost? How Putin could spoil a Trump push to rekindle ties with Kim Jong Un

Ex-president’s reelection could form diplomatic love triangle, forcing North Korea to choose between US talks and Russia

After last week’s U.S. presidential election debate, the possibility of a Donald Trump comeback seems more real than ever, and with it the possibility that the former leader could push to resume diplomatic engagement when he returns to office.

But despite Trump and Kim Jong Un’s history of “love letters” and flashy summits, there is a third player who could come in between the two this time: Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

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