"North Korea seems to be trying to expand its negotiating position with the US", said South Korea's ambassador to the United States, Cho Yoon-je, according to the Yonhap news agency.
"The fact you see Kim Jong Un meeting with Vladimir Putin underscores the fact that the sanctions are working and the sanctions are putting extreme economic pressure on the North Korean regime", Hagerty said.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is North Korea's official name.
Kim Jong Un has accused the USA of acting in "bad faith" in talks on its nuclear arsenal, his state media said Friday, as the North Korean leader left Russian Federation following his first summit with President Vladimir Putin.
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that Kim extended an invitation to Putin to come to North Korea "at a convenient time".
He said he would be willing to share details with the United States about his summit with Kim and suggested that Kim is willing to give up nuclear weapons, but only if he gets ironclad security guarantees supported by a multinational agreement.
Experts say that the Russian Federation summit can be interpreted as Pyongyang's push to prepare for a protracted stalemate in nuclear talks with Washington as sanctions are unlikely to be eased or lifted anytime soon.
The US State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The historic meeting focused on the development of bilateral ties as well as on the burning issue of the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
His son has since overseen by far the country's most powerful blast to date, and launches of missiles capable of reaching the entire USA mainland. "There is a much simpler way to deal with it and that is to denuclearize", he said.
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Earlier in the day, Kim visited a park near the headquarters of the Russian navy's Pacific Fleet for the wreath-laying ceremony that was held two hours later than expected.
The pair met in Russian city of Vladivostok yesterday in their first ever face-to-face encounter.
The two leaders had an in-depth discussion on the ways for the two countries to promote the strategic communication and tactical collaboration in the course of ensuring peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the region, KCNA said.
But, he said, the security guarantees Kim demands in exchange should be underwritten by multiple countries, hinting at an arrangement like the six-nation talks Russian Federation participated in until their collapse in 2009.
"Kim is seeking an upper hand for future talks with the U.S. and meeting foreign leaders like Putin can help him do that".
"We have absolutely no idea how those vehicles were delivered to North Korea", Daimler spokeswoman Silke Mockert said. The agency reported that the two leaders agreed to boost mutual trade, economy, science and technology, as well as top-level contacts including "high-level visits".
"The US continues to send a message to North Korea through channels at every level that it is open to dialogue".
Vladimir Putin speaks with Kim Jong-un during their meeting at the Far East Federal University.