Kim Jong Un says he’s open to another summit with Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un addresses the congress in Pyongyang North Korea Friday

"We of course place importance on resolving problems through dialogue and negotiations".

"What is needed is for the USA to stop its current way of calculation, and come to us with a new calculation", Kim said in a speech on Friday, Reuters reported, citing KCNA, North Korea's state media outlet.

In February, President Donald Trump cut short his Hanoi, Vietnam, summit with Kim with no joint agreement or statement after Kim insisted all USA sanctions be lifted from his country.

"We are willing to give [it] another try if the U.S. offers to have a third summit with the right attitude and mutually acceptable terms", he said, according to a report by North Korean state media outlet KCNA.

"[The US] is further escalating the hostility to us with each passing day despite its suggestion for settling the issue through dialogue", Kim said.

Kim said that despite his good relationship with Trump, he would only be interested in attending a third summit if it offered concrete solutions to the dispute.

Despite the fact that that the situation on the Korean Peninsula had significantly improved following a series of high-level talks a year ago between North Korea and South Korea, as well as the United States, the country is still subject to global sanctions.

"It is essential for the quit its current calculation method and approach us with new one", Kim said in a speech to the Supreme People's Assembly on Friday, KCNA said.

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The two leaders met for the first time in Singapore a year ago.

Trump, during an Oval Office meeting with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, left open the door to a third summit with Kim but said it's up to the North Korean dictator.

The North Korean leader added that if the U.S. were to ask for a third summit, it would be "with the condition that the United States has the right attitude and finds a methodology that can be shared with us, we would be willing to try one more time".

The North Korean leader said he would give the U.S. until the end of the year to make a "courageous decision" over any new summit plans.

Kim said USA leaders "mistakenly believe that if they pressure us to the maximum, they can subdue us".

Kim Jong-un has appointed his closest political loyalist as North Korea's ceremonial head of state, consolidating his power and completing the transition to a new generation of leaders.

But the lack of substantial disarmament commitments from the North and the deepening impasse in nuclear negotiations have fueled doubts on whether Mr. Kim would ever voluntarily relinquish an arsenal he may see as his strongest guarantee of survival.

North Korea has a choice "to continue to improve inter-Korean relations to relieve pressure on the Korean peninsula or to go back to the past when things collapsed amid increasing risks of war", he said. But North Korea for decades has been pushing a concept of denuclearization that bears no resemblance to the American definition, with Pyongyang vowing to pursue nuclear development until the United States removes its troops and the nuclear umbrella defending South Korea and Japan.

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