President Trump said he received a "small apology" from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday for testing short-range missiles in the US and South Korea.
"In a letter from Kim Jong Un to me, he very kindly stated that he would like to meet and start negotiations as soon as the joint exercise between the US and South Korea is over." Trump tweeted. "It was a long letter, I'm looking forward to meeting him soon.
"It was also a small excuse to have tested the short-range rockets and that these tests would stop when the exercises ended I look forward to seeing Kim Jong Un in the not-too-distant future! "he said." A nuclear-free North Korea will make me one of the most successful countries in the world! "
Trump's tweet comes as the isolated country, like Trump South Korea's chiefs of staff said the missiles were fired from the east coast of the north and in waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan gel andet.
Pyongyang claimed that the exercises between the US and South Korea force them to develop, test, and deploy the rockets. Powerful physical means are essential to national defense. "
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However, this year's talks have stalled on the issue of Pyongyang's denuclearization, Seoul and Washington The exercises have shrunk since the first talks in 2018, but North Korea has continued to insist that these agreements between Trump and Kim also be violated.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.