Trump tweets out letter he got from Kim Jong Un

Trump tweets out letter he got from Kim Jong Un

The US president called it a "very nice note from Chairman Kim" and said "great progress is being made".

"I firmly believe that the strong will, honest efforts and unique approach of myself and Your Excellency Mr President aimed at opening up a new future between the DPRK and the USA will surely come to fruition", Mr Kim wrote, referring to North Korea by its acronym.

"I firmly believe that the strong will, honest efforts and unique approach.aimed at opening up a new future between the DPRK and the USA will surely come to fruition".

Kim voices hope that "the invariable trust and confidence in Your Excellency Mr. President will be further strengthened in the future process of taking practical actions".

The statement was carried by North Korean state-run press right after U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo finished his two-day visit to the communist country.

Kim committed to "complete denuclearisation" when he and Trump met in Singapore last month.

He also agreed to repatriate remains of USA troops who died during the Korean War six decades ago.

But what can't be denied is that Trump's decision to end the annual US/South Korea "war games" (long used by the DPRK to justify its nuclear defence program), and his statement that "yesterday's conflict does not have to be tomorrow's war", elevated Kim's isolated regime from enemy to potential friend.

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The squad fly out to the Russian capital, Moscow, on Tuesday afternoon for their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years. We can feel the energy and feel support from home and it's a very special feeling, a privilege for us.

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.

According to the Pentagon, North Korean officials have indicated in the past that they have the remains of as many as 200 United States troops.

On Monday, the president shared his confidence that the North Korean leader would live up to the agreement both leaders signed in Singapore.

Separately, North Korean officials did not show up at planned talks with the U.S. Thursday to discuss returning the remains of American soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War, according to a Yonhap report. He later described his meetings with North Korean officials as "productive", while acknowledgnig that a lot of work remained to be done.

Trump posted the image of the Korean-language letter from Kim with its English translation.

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

Between 1996 and 2005, some 33 recovery operations were conducted in North Korea which saw 200 sets of remains returned.

North Korea said Saturday it was seeking the "earliest start of the working-level talks" on the recovery of US remains.

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