Donald Trump with North Korean chief Kim Jong Un on June 30 this 12 months. (Reuters)
North Korean chief Kim Jong Un invited US President Donald Trump to go to Pyongyang in a letter despatched in August, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday, citing diplomatic sources.
The letter, the second Trump obtained from Kim final month amid stalled denuclearisation talks between the 2 nations, pre-dated North Korea’s newest launch of short-range projectiles every week in the past.
Within the second letter, which was handed to Trump within the third week of August, Kim spoke of his willingness to satisfy Trump for an additional summit, one supply reportedly instructed the Joongang Ilbo newspaper.
The White Home, the US State Division and the North Korean mission to the United Nations all didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
Trump and Kim have met 3 times since June final 12 months to debate methods to resolve a disaster over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programmes, however substantive progress has been scant.
The pair final met on the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between the 2 Koreas in June and agreed to restart working-level negotiations that had been stalled since an unsuccessful second summit between the 2 leaders in Vietnam in February.
Final week’s spherical of short-range missiles got here simply hours after Vice Overseas Minister Choe Son Hui stated North Korea was keen to have “comprehensive discussions” late this month.
Trump subsequently stated he could be keen to satisfy Kim sooner or later later this 12 months.
Trump stated on August 9 he had obtained a three-page “very beautiful letter” from Kim and added he may have one other assembly with him.
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