The leaders of the United States and North Korea had two meetings until now, and the second summit that happened in Vietnam was considered to be a failure as nothing new came out of it. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump said that he received a beautiful letter from Kim Jong about the talks for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
He called the letter “very warm’’ and “very nice’’ and said that he is confident that the two opposing sides can eventually make a deal. He was talking with the reporters about this as he departed for a trip to Iowa and he said: “We have a very good relationship together.’’
He also said that there could be another meeting, but that Kim has kept his word and that is very important to him. The President will travel to Asia at the end of June for the Group of 20 Summit in Osaka, Japan as he plans to hold a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
The talks for the denuclearization made little progress after the second meeting between the two leaders as there was no formal agreement after that.
In the time since, North Korea has resumed testing of short-range missiles, prompting allies to questions whether Kim is interested in re-engaging with the U.S. on denuclearization talks, The Hill reports.
National Security adviser John Bolton said that the short-range missile tests violated a United Nations Security Council resolution and Trump, on the other hand, said that he is not bothered by the testing. Both leaders have good communication as Trump often praised Kim, calling him a very smart man.