Kim sends letter to US President - and it's huge

Donald Trump waits on Kim Jong-un letter, talks up possible meeting

Donald Trump waits on Kim Jong-un letter, talks up possible meeting

A White House official said Trump had read the letter but did not reveal its contents.

"I'd like to see it done in one meeting", he said. According to Reuters, the Shangri-La Suite in the hotel's Valley Wing had a price tag of 10,000 Singapore dollars, or about $7,471, for the night of June 12.

"I am going to visit the DPRK and meet".

In this May 26, 2018 photo North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, walk after their meeting at the northern side of Panmunjom in North Korea.

The two posed for a photo in the Oval Office with Trump proudly showing off the envelope - an image that White House aides promptly distributed to the public. Trump beamed as Kim Yong Chol - a former spy chief accused of masterminding the sinking of a South Korean navy vessel in 2010 that killed 46 sailors - presented him with a cartoonishly oversize envelope containing a letter from Kim Jong Un, the nation's current dictator. "We will increase the pressure and not allow any loopholes", he said.

Brian Hook, a USA diplomat who accompanied State Secretary Pompeo's trip to North Korea, told the U.S. broadcaster Public Broad Service that the USA is open to a treaty relationship with North Korea "under the right condition".

When Moon proposed the idea of holding three-way talks among the two Koreas and the U.S. to declare an end to Korean War, the Chinese government criticized it as an attempt to exclude Beijing and said the country should be involved as a "major stakeholder" in inter-Korean affairs. "You're talking about years of hostility, years of problems / But I think you're going to have a really positive result in the end". Speaking in Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he expected the North Koreans to make "every effort they can to get sanctions and other relief and give up as little as possible".


Bruce Bennett of the RAND Corp. said the White House is clearly setting a low bar for success from the summit.

In addition, Kim has made two trips to China in recent months and met Thursday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Another member of the panel, Sue Mi Terry, a senior fellow for the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst on Korea issues, said it isn't "realistic" to expect North Korea to accomplish complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.

The United States president is only slightly more popular than his North Korean counterpart.

Abe said at a joint news conference with Trump on April 18 in Palm Beach, Florida, that they "completely" agreed to keep maximum pressure on Pyongyang, more than one month after Trump chose to hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The two nations have maintained warm ties for decades as they were both put under global sanctions; North Korea over its nuclear weapons and Syria over its civil war.

"Well, I think they want to do that", referring to denuclearization.

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