Putin backs deeper ties with North Korea after meeting Kim envoy

November 19, 2014 12:22 PM

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Putin backs deeper ties with North Korea after meeting Kim envoy

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Wednesday for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional security, a day after holding talks with a personal envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Senior North Korean officials visit Moscow infrequently but the isolated country is trying to counter a U.N. resolution urging Pyongyang's referral to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity.

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