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NK leader receives personal letter from Trump: KCNA

By Yonhap
  • Published : Jun 23, 2019 - 08:55
  • Updated : Jun 23, 2019 - 16:55

Received a personal letter with "excellent" and "interesting."

Content from US President Donald Trump, Pyongyang's state media said Sunday.  

"After reading the letter, the Supreme Leader of the Party, the state and the armed forces said with satisfaction that the letter is of excellent content," the Korean Central News Agency said, referring to its leader.  "Appreciating the political judging faculty and extraordinary courage of President Trump, Kim Jong-un said that he would seriously contemplate the interesting content," it added.  


(Yonhap)

The KCNA did not disclose when and how the letter was delivered to Kim.  The letter appears to be in answer to a letter Kim sent to Trump recently in time for the anniversary of their first-ever summit in Singapore last June.  

Trump described Kim's letter as "beautiful" and "very warm," He also emphasized that the relationship between them remains strong and that "something will happen that's going to be very positive."  

The exchange of correspondence between the leaders renewed hopes for a resumption of denuclearization talks which have stalled since the breakdown of their second summit in February.  

The summit collapsed as Pyongyang wanted sanctions relief as a corresponding measure in exchange for dismantling its Yongbyon nuclear complex, while Washington insisted that sanctions should remain in place until the North completely gives up its nuclear weapons program.  

Kim's summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping last week have further raised the hopes that he could come out for talks again after a long-time lull.  In their summit in Pyongyang on Thursday, Kim said he will exercise "patience" in efforts to resolve the Korean Peninsula issue, while Xi said he will help address the North's security concerns. (Yonhap)