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Kim Jong-un asks Trump for a new summit

Published on : 11 September 2018, 12:27 PM
Kim Jong-un asks Trump for a new summit


US President Donald Trump received a "very positive" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, in which he proposes a second meeting between the two presidents, said the White House, adding that joint coordination has already begun to concretize the summit.

"The president has received the letter from Kim Jong-un, it was a very warm letter, very positive," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters, adding that the message showed the continuity of commitment of Pyongyang to concentrate on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

"The main purpose of the letter was to schedule another meeting with the president, to which we are open and already in the process of coordination," Sanders said, without giving details about when or where the new summit could take place.

At their historic meeting in June in Singapore, Trump and Kim agreed that they would work to denuclearize North Korea, but the bilateral dialogue soon became entrenched due to differences over how to carry out that process.

North Korea has demanded progress in signing a peace treaty with the South to end the state of war that technically still exists in the peninsula, in exchange for concrete steps to dismantle its arsenal that the White House demands.

After a peak of tension in which Trump ended up canceling a trip of his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Pyongyang, Trump resumed his kind speech to Kim, and on Friday he announced that he expected a letter from the North Korean leader.

On Sunday, Pyongyang winked at Washington. In a spectacular military parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of North Korea, Kim did not show his missiles. The dictator and the president had already exchanged good words during this week. Kim reiterated his confidence in the current president of the White House and repeated his commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Trump, in the midst of the controversy over the anonymous article in The New York Times, took the time to thank the North Korean leader for the gesture: "Kim Jong-un of North Korea proclaims his faith intact in President Trump. President Kim, together, we will achieve it! "

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