Putin says 'shrewd' North Korean leader has outplayed his rivals

Kim Jong-un

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump boasted about having good relations with North Korean leader Kim Jon Un in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. "I think you people are surprised". They argue about whose nuclear button is bigger.

North Korea's Punngye-ri nuclear test site has recently witnessed increased activities, which could indicate that the reclusive nation may be preparing for yet another missile test.

"I think that this is possible in the long run no matter how hard it may seem", he went on, focusing on the settlement of the Korean peninsula's nuclear problem.

"I don't want to comment on it".

Delegates from North Korea and South Korea meet in Paju, South Korea on January 9. Putin said only talks could resolve the standoff.

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The olive branch led to the first official dialogue between the two Koreas in more than two years, and an agreement for Pyongyang to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in the South. "Hopefully, a lot of good things are going to work out". Technically, South Korea and the US remain at war with North Korea after the Korean War ended in 1953 with an armistice instead of a peace treaty.

But North Korea made no promises on its weapons programme at the talks, and lashed out when asked about denuclearisation by South Korean journalists, saying it was not up for discussion.

Trump has repeatedly insulted the North Korean leader, describing him as mad and a "rocket man".

The North Korea monitoring site said on Thursday that throughout December 2017, there were "mining carts and personnel" as well as what appeared to be a "spoil pile" that had been greatly expanded at the test facility's west portal.

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