SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has accused the United States of acting in "bad faith" during his Hanoi summit with President Donald Trump, and says peace on the peninsula depends on Washington, state media said on Friday (April 26).
Mr Kim made the comments during his first summit with Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday in Vladivostok, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported, describing their talks as "unreserved and friendly".
The comments also came about a week after Pyongyang demanded the removal of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from stalled nuclear talks with Washington, accusing him of derailing the process.
The North Korean leader said "the situation on the Korean peninsula and the region is now at a standstill and has reached a critical point", KCNA said.
Mr Kim warned that the situation "may return to its original state as the US took an unilateral attitude in bad faith at the recent second DPRK-US summit talks", the agency added. He was referring to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, North Korea's official name.
The Kim-Trump summit broke down in late February without a deal on North Korea's nuclear arsenal.
At those talks, cash-strapped North Korea demanded immediate relief from sanctions, but the two sides disagreed over what Pyongyang was prepared to give up in return.