President Donald Trump sent a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , who “said with satisfaction that it has excellent content,” a state news agency reported on Sunday.
Nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea were halted after the failed February summit between Kim and Trump in Vietnam.
“After recognizing President Trump’s capacity for political valorization and extraordinary courage, Kim Jong Un said he would seriously consider the interesting content,” according to the Korea Central Telegraph Agency (KCNA).
Washington requires Pyongyang to completely abandon its nuclear weapons before international sanctions are lifted. North Korea aims for a step-by-step approach to progress towards denuclearization measures accompanied by US concessions, mainly a reduction in sanctions.
Trump and Kim exchanged letters in 2018 after their summit in Singapore in which they discussed the nuclear issue. At the time, White House spokeswoman Sara Huckabee Sanders said that in the letters both of them pledged to work towards the “complete denuclearization” of North Korea.
In September 2018, Trump told a jubilant crowd during a campaign event in West Virginia that Kim “wrote me beautiful letters and they are great letters. We have fallen in love. “