Kim Jong-un asks Trump for another meeting in new letter
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Kim Jong-un asks Trump for another meeting in new letter

Washington: US President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un about scheduling a second meeting between the two leaders, and the White House wants it to take place, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Monday.

Sanders described the letter as "warm" and "positive." She told reporters that a military parade in Pyongyang on Sunday was a sign of progress in talks on denuclearisation because it did not feature any long-range nuclear missiles.

"The President has received the letter from Kim Jong-un. It was a very warm, very positive letter," Sanders said, adding that the White House does not plan to release the full letter unless Kim agrees.

Relations between Washington and Pyongyang have run hot and cold in the months since the Trump-Kim summit.

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Trump late last month abruptly called off a planned trip to North Korea by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, citing the lack of "sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" and accusing China of interference.

But on Sunday, Trump was singing a different tune.

In a tweet, he thanked Kim for not parading nuclear missiles at a North Korean military parade marking the 70th anniversary of its founding, a move he described as "a big and very positive statement".

"There is nothing like good dialogue from two people that like each other!," he declared.

Reuters, Washington Post