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The White House confirms that President Trump has sent a letter to Kim Jong Un



Press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a brief statement to the reporters, "The President responded to Chairman Kim's letter."

Kim Yong Chol, North Korea's chief negotiator for nuclear talks, visited Washington last week and spoke to Trump for 90 minutes at the Oval Office. He brought along a letter from Kim Jong Un, addressed to Trump. The meeting with Trump led to the announcement of a second summit between Trump and the North Korean leader at the end of February.

The North Korean state media reported that Kim had submitted Trump's letter from Kim Yong Chol. The report called it a "good personal letter." 1

9659004 In June, Trump and Kim met for their first summit in Singapore. The summit ended with the North Korean leader's pledge "to work towards a complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula", but since then negotiations seem to have stalled.

At the time, Trump said the summit had eliminated any nuclear threat posed by North Korea, despite the fact that the meeting did not provide any demonstrable evidence that North Korea would discontinue its nuclear program Pyongyang agreeing on specificities at its first summit. They say the North Koreans want another summit because they believe they can make greater concessions by meeting with Trump directly rather than working with ambassadors like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo or Steve Biegun, the US Special Representative for North Korea One week, shortly after the White House meeting, Sanders was asked by reporters why the US should believe the North Korean promise of denuclearization.

"We've made progress," Sanders said. "We continue to hold talks, the US will continue to maintain pressure and sanctions against North Korea until we see full and verified denuclearization, we have taken other steps in good faith from the North Koreans in releasing the hostages and they are talking about them, so we will Continue discussions. "


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