The White House on Thursday confirmed that President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un earlier this week. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the news of the letter, adding that “the ongoing correspondence between the two leaders is aimed at following up on their meeting in Singapore and advancing the commitments” made in their joint statement back in June.
Sanders continued “He did receive a letter, I believe he received it on August 1st. We have responded to Chairman Kim’s letter, the president has, and that letter will be delivered shortly.” and that “the letters addressed their commitment from their joint statement that was made at the Singapore summit and they’re going to continue working towards complete and total denuclearization.”
This news comes following the return of 55 soldiers remains from North Korea that were killed in the Korean War this week and later were received on Friday by Vice-President Mike Pence in Hawaii.
The President tweeted early Thursday “Thank you to Chairman Kim Jong Un for keeping your word & starting the process of sending home the remains of our great and beloved missing fallen! I am not at all surprised that you took this kind of action. Also, thank you for your nice letter – l look forward to seeing you soon!” hinting at a future meeting between the two leaders.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Thank you to Chairman Kim Jong Un for keeping your word & starting the process of sending home the remains of our great and beloved missing fallen! I am not at all surprised that you took this kind action. Also, thank you for your nice letter – l look forward to seeing you soon!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href=”https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1024879317577285633?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>August 2, 2018</a></blockquote>
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