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Trump touts 'beautiful letter' from N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un Updated: 2019-06-12 16:45:29 KST

U.S. President Donald Trump says he received a (quote) "beautiful letter" from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

"I just received a beautiful letter from Kim Jong-un and I think the relationship is very well but I appreciated the letter."

This is the first time Trump has revealed a letter from Kim since the Hanoi summit ended prematurely with no deal in late February.
Speaking to reporters at the White House on Tuesday, President Trump hailed the letter but said he couldn't reveal any of the content.

He also spoke highly of Kim's leadership, adding the North has great potential considering its location and people.
Explaining there's a stark difference between now and when he first became president, Trump again stressed that North Korea hasn't conducted any nuclear or major missile tests in more than a year-and-a-half.

"We have a very good relationship together. Now I can confirm it because of the letter I got yesterday and I think you know, I think that something will happen that's going to be very positive."

He also commented on this week's Wall Street Journal report that said Kim's half-brother Kim Jong-nam, who was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in 2017, was a source for the CIA.
Trump insisted such a thing would not happen while he's in office.
Meanwhile, speaking at a business forum hosted by the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton mentioned that a potential third Trump-Kim summit is in Pyeongyang's hands.

Despite the letter from Kim Jong-un, it remains to be seen whether Pyeongyang and Washington can rebuild momentum in stalled nuclear talks, a year since the leaders first met in Singapore for their first-ever summit.
Kim Hyo-sun, Arirang News.
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