Donald Trump praises ‘beautiful letters’ from Kim Jong

Hugh Fox
September 30, 2018

"And we would go back and forth".

"The perception that sanctions can bring us on our knees is a pipe dream of the people who are ignorant about us but the problem is that the continued sanctions are continuing our mistrust", Ri said.

North Korea's foreign minister said Saturday that his government would not denuclearize before it has sufficient trust in the United States.

Praising the progress he said they've made toward halting the rogue regime's nuclear program, Mr. Trump said he has averted what would have been a certain war with North Korea.

"However, we do not see any corresponding response from the USA", he added.

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Instead of addressing the North's concerns about the absence of a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula, Ri said, the United States has insisted that denuclearization come first and increased pressure through sanctions.

He noted that Mr Kim is interested in a second meeting after their initial meeting in Singapore in June was hailed by Mr Trump as a big step towards denuclearisation of North Korea.

Trump in recent days has said his warm relationship with Kim gives him confidence that the two sides will make progress toward denuclearization, bragging that the North Korean strongman had recently written him "two of the most lovely letters".

Trump predicted that his comment would be described as "unpresidential".

This paved the way for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to head to North Korea to lay the groundwork for another summit between the two world leaders.

Mr Trump said at the Saturday night rally in West Virginia: "He wrote me lovely letters and they're great letters".

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On Wednesday, Trump said he did not have a time frame for this, saying "If it takes two years, three years or five months - doesn't matter".

Mr Kim has also promised to dismantle North Korea's main missile testing and launching site, and said he could decommission the main nuclear test site, if the U.S. took some reciprocal action.

North Korea's foreign minister put much of the blame for the stalled momentum on USA domestic politics.

North Korea has been seeking a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War, but the United States has said Pyongyang must give up its nuclear weapons first.

He said Kim had told him the "corresponding measures" he was seeking were security guarantees Trump pledged in Singapore and moves toward normalization of relations with Washington.

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