Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Global | By Shelia Dennis

Trump releases 'very nice' letter from Kim Jong Un

Trump releases 'very nice' letter from Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump has published a letter sent to him by North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un, in which the young ruler praises his USA counterpart but does not mention any commitments to abandon nuclear weapons.

President Trump posted Kim's personal letter on social media Thursday, saying he just received a "very nice note from Chairman Kim of North Korea".

"Denuclearization is something the North Koreans are not focusing on other than being part of a general denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, not unilateral denuclearization", he said, alluding to the North's longstanding demand that the USA also remove its nuclear umbrella over South Korea.

"I extend my conviction that the epochal progress in promoting the DPRK-U.S. relations will bring our next meeting forward", Mr. Kim wrote.

North Korea has said eight of the 17 - including Megumi Yokota, who disappeared while heading home from school when she was 13 - have already died, while four never entered the country, an account Japan has dismissed as unreliable.

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Zanganeh added that Iran had already devised a plan to counter Trump's threats, and that the plan was working successfully. It said that the United States was "not granting waivers" to any country which was in business with Iran.

Returning the remains was a commitment from the 12 June summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump in Singapore.

There was no call or explanation from North Korean officials on why they skipped the meeting.

North Korea's criticism of talks with Pompeo fueled further doubts about whether Trump will ever achieve his goal of "complete denuclearization", much less on the timeline of one to 2-1/2 years set out by various administration officials.

North Korean and USA teams, as well as United Nations officials, had been due to discuss the details of repatriation.

The letter is dated July 6, 2018.

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The Defense Department estimates there are up to 5,300 sets of US service member remains still somewhere in North Korea.

But North Korea's delegation failed show up to a scheduled meeting on Thursdayat the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas.

There are about 7,700 USA soldiers classified as missing in action in the war.

Trump himself has remained upbeat about the outcome of the first summit between the leaders of the USA and North Korea.

The United States requested the UN sanctions committee to declare that North Korea had violated the UN-approved quota and "order an immediate halt to all transfers of refined petroleum products" to North Korea.

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Earlier Thursday, after attending the NATO summit in Brussels, he told reporters that there were clear signs of progress with North Korea, most notably that no missile and nuclear tests have occurred for nearly nine months.

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