Politics Putin says North Korea ready to denuclearise — if it gets guarantees Updated : April 25, 2019 07:29 PM IST The Russian president stressed that Moscow and Washington both want North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons. But he said the security guarantees should be underwritten by multiple countries, hinting at an arrangement like the six-nation talks Russia participated in until their collapse in 2009. North Korea has all along contended that it needs its nuclear arsenal to defend itself against what it sees as US hostility. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.