Date
14 December 2018
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un shake hands after signing documents during a summit in Singapore on June 12. Kim is now seeking another meeting with the US president. Photo: Reuters
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un shake hands after signing documents during a summit in Singapore on June 12. Kim is now seeking another meeting with the US president. Photo: Reuters

N Korea’s Kim asks Trump for another meeting

US President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un asking for a second meeting, and the White House is looking at scheduling one, Washington said on Monday.

“It was a very warm, very positive letter,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a media briefing, Reuters reports.

“The primary purpose of the letter was to request and look to schedule another meeting with the president which we are open to and are already in the process of coordinating that,” she said.

Trump and Kim have been discussing North Korea’s nuclear program since their June 12 summit, which has been criticized for being short on concrete details about how and whether Kim is willing to give up on a nuclear weapons program.

The timing of a potential second Trump-Kim meeting is unclear.

The sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York later this month may provide an opportunity, although Trump National Security Adviser John Bolton said he did not believe Kim would attend, Reuters noted.

Trump had told reporters last Friday that a personal letter from Kim was on the way.

Sanders said on Monday that Kim’s letter exhibited “a continued commitment to focus on denuclearization of the peninsula.”

She said a military parade in Pyongyang on Sunday was “a sign of good faith” because it did not feature any long-range nuclear missiles.

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