Read the ‘very nice’ letter Kim Jong-un sent Trump last week

13 July, 2018, 04:57 | Author: Bert Pena
  • U.S. President Trump and North Korea's Kim walk together before their working lunch during their summit in Singapore

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un praised Donald Trump in a letter after last month's summit in Singapore, saying the USA president's "energetic and extraordinary efforts" in reshaping relations between the two countries will help create a "new future" for both sides.

Trump shared the letter in a tweet Thursday, writing, "A very nice note from Chairman Kim of North Korea".

Mr. Pompeo denied that the talks went poorly, telling pool reporters that progress was made "in every element of our discussions".

North Korea has long trumpeted a denuclearization goal, but one that it sees as a lengthy process of undefined multilateral disarmament on the entire Korean peninsula, rather than a unilateral dismantlement of its nuclear arsenal.

"I deeply appreciate the energetic and extraordinary efforts made by Your Excellency Mr. President for the improvement of relations between the two countries and the faithful implementation of the joint statement", he adds. Pyongyang has asked the UN Command Armistice Commission to upgrade the talks to a higher level to include a US general, South Korea's foreign ministry said.

Ever since Trump's summit with Kim in Singapore, critics have slammed the president for not doing more to challenge Kim, elevating a dictator on the global stage, and touting a pact the two leaders signed which doesn't provide any solid agreement for a denuclearization plan.

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Earlier Thursday the North Koreans postponed a meeting with US representatives at the inter-Korean border meant to discuss the repatriation of remains of American troops killed in the Korean War.

Last month, Trump said North Korea had agreed to give back the remains of thousands of soldiers, and that the transfer had already begun, a claim Pompeo later corrected before a U.S. Senate committee. Trump tweeted on Thursday alongside a copy of the letter, dated July 6.

While the American officials clearly thought a meeting was scheduled, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had previously indicated that the details hadn't been settled before he left North Korea on Saturday.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said North Korea called at midday Thursday and offered to meet on Sunday instead.

Sanctions imposed by the United Nations in December placed a cap on refined oil exports to North Korea at 500,000 barrels annually. Roughly 5,300 United States troops presumed to have been killed in the Korean war are unaccounted for. North Korea had also released the three American prisoners the government had been holding ahead of the summit.

The North Korean leader said he hopes to "bring our next meeting forward" in the concluding sentence of the letter.

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