President Donald Trump said on Friday he had just received a “very beautiful letter” from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and added that he could have another meeting with him.
Speaking to reporters, Trump did not say when such a meeting might take place. North Korea has been testing missiles despite a June 30 meeting between Trump and Kim at which the two agreed to revive stalled working-level talks, which have yet to resume.
Beginning last summer, Trump and Kim have met three times and the major focus of their talks has been the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.”I think we’ll have another meeting. He really wrote a beautiful, three-page — I mean, right from top to bottom — a really beautiful letter. Maybe I’ll release the results of the letter, but it was a very positive letter,” Trump told reporters at the White House. Responding to a question, he said that the North Korean leader “was not happy with the missile testing”.
“He gave me a great letter. I would love to give you, but, I don’t know, I don’t think it would be appropriate. But it was a very personal letter. It was a great letter. He talked about what he’s doing. He’s not happy with the testing. It’s a very small testing that we did,” Trump said. He said there has been no nuclear tests in North Korea, but short-range missile tests. “No ballistic missile tests. No long-range missiles. We are getting back a lot of our fallen heroes. They’re coming back into and through Hawaii. And we got back our hostages,” he said.
The US President said the letter was hand-delivered to him and was not “touched by anybody”.”They literally take it from North Korea to my office. We have a system. It’s the old-fashioned system. You don’t have to worry about leaks. Something nice about that system,” he said. “He (Kim) wasn’t happy with the war games. The war games on the other side, with the United States,” He said.
“As you know, I’ve never liked it either. I’ve never liked it. I’ve never been a fan. You know why? I don’t like paying for it. We should be reimbursed for it, and I’ve told that to South Korea.
“But I don’t like it either. But I said, ‘Do this’, because this was a big test. This was a turnover of various areas to South Korea. I like that because that’s what should happen,” he said.