FARGO: US President Donald Trump said Friday he was expecting a “positive” new letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, indicating that negotiations on denuclearizing the peninsula remain alive after weeks of apparent deadlock, reports AFP.
“I know that a letter is being delivered to me, a personal letter from Kim Jong Un to me, that was handed at the border,” Trump told reporters traveling with him to North Dakota.“I think it’s going to be a positive letter.” Trump, who said he expects Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to deliver the note, also brought up a statement from Kim on Thursday emphasizing his continuing “trust in Trump,” despite difficulties in denuclearization negotiations.
“That was a very positive statement, what he said about me,” Trump said. “There’s never been a more positive statement.” He accused the news media of not covering it, however, adding: “Honestly I didn’t see it on the front page of your papers.”
Trump lauded the progress he said had been made with Pyongyang since the June summit with the North Korean leader in Singapore.
“We have our hostages back,” he said. “I say it a hundred times—no missiles, no rockets, no nuclear testing. There’s been some rhetoric, let’s see what happens.”
Kim on Thursday renewed his commitment to the goal of denuclearization in talks with a special envoy from Seoul, ahead of a summit planned in Pyongyang September 18-20 with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.