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(2nd LD) Kim says he is ready to meet with Trump, calls for 'corresponding' measures from Washington

All Headlines 09:49 January 01, 2019

(ATTN: RECASTS throughout with details of Kim's speech)

SEOUL, Jan. 1 (Yonhap) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said Tuesday he is firmly committed to denuclearization and ready to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at any time, but warned he will seek an alternative course if the U.S. misjudges his patience and sticks to sanctions.

Kim made the remarks during his New Year's speech, broadcast by the country's state television from 9 a.m. In the speech, Kim urged the U.S. to take corresponding measures in exchange for denuclearization steps the communist nation has taken so far.

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