Trump tweets 'very nice note' from North Korea's Kim Jong Un

Trump: Kim Will Get 'Rocket Man' CD Later, Plus Surprise 'Little Gift'

Trump: Kim Will Get 'Rocket Man' CD Later, Plus Surprise 'Little Gift'

Kim Jong Un told President Donald Trump he believed their efforts could open up a "new future" between North Korea and the United States and expressed hope for "practical actions" in the future, according to a letter from the North Korean leader released on Thursday.

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has a "little gift" for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but wouldn't reveal what it is.

In the letter dated July 6, Kim thanked Trump for his "energetic and extraordinary efforts" to improve the once hostile relations between the two countries.

In the Twitter post, Trump hailed the letter, saying, "A very nice note from Chairman Kim of North Korea".

The meeting was expected to be the first working-level talks between the two sides since Pompeo's visit to Pyongyang ended Saturday with North Korea denouncing the U.S.'s "unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization".

Pompeo said his counterpart Kim Yong Chol in North Korea "made a commitment" that North Korea intends "to denuclearize".

"The road ahead will be hard and challenging and we know that critics will try to minimize the work that we've achieved", he said.

Mr Kim agreed in broad terms to "work toward denuclearisation" of the Korean Peninsula when he met Mr Trump in Singapore last month.

But in stark contrast, Pyongyang's take was overwhelmingly negative, with the North warning that the future of the peace process was being jeopardized by "unilateral and gangster-like" U.S. demands for its nuclear disarmament.




Separately, the USA has accused North Korea of violating a United Nations sanctions cap on refined oil products.

North Korea has returned the remains of some U.S. soldiers to the United States over the years since 1953, when an armistice halted the Korean War.

In a statement to Anadolu Agency, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the US was informed "midday" that the North Koreans wanted to move the meeting back to July 15.

President Trump and Kim Jong Un during the Singapore summit.

"No one can be optimistic about the results, but my cautious outlook is that the negotiations would be able to succeed if the North carries out a complete denuclearisation, and the worldwide community gathers efforts to provide security guarantees to the North", Moon said.

The U.S. accused China and Russian Federation of keeping oil sales to North Korea, according to the report that AFP has seen.

A source with knowledge of the discussions between Pompeo and North Korea said the feeling at the White House was the trip went "as badly as it could have gone".

Kim called Trump "Your Excellency" four times and said he's looking forward to their next meeting.

He said he saw a big difference in North Korea's attitudes to talks.

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