Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Kim Jong Il back in the early 2000-ies told him at the presence of the atomic bomb, the DPRK and the ten years of its existence in this country under Western sanctions the situation did not change.
“Look, in 2001, I on the way to Japan was in North Korea and met with the father of the current leader. I then said they have atomic bomb, Yes. Moreover, they are using simple artillery can easily reach Seoul. This was when? In 2001! Now in 2017, the country is living in conditions of constant sanctions, and instead of atomic bombs they have now hydrogen,” — said Putin, speaking on Russian energy week.