According to The Hill, Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has announced that the U.S asked Russia for guidance on how to approach the upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Moscow has suggested that the U.S. offer Pyongyang “security guarantees.” In exchange, Pyongyang would have to abandon their nuclear arsenal.
Lavrov said the U.S. "is even asking our advice, our views on this or that scenario" for the summit.
President Trump and Kim Jong Un will meet in Hanoi, Vietnam on Wednesday and Thursday for their second summit, as the U.S. continues its push toward denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
Trump is optimistic about the summit, due to his relationship with Kim. He believes North Korea could become an economic power if they denuclearize, using the country’s proximity to Russia and China in support of his argument.