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After 'Nice Letter' Summit Is Back On

President meets with top North Korean envoy
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2018 1:56 PM CDT
Updated Jun 1, 2018 2:48 PM CDT
President Trump talks with Kim Yong Chol after their meeting in the Oval Office.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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(Newser) – It's back on. President Trump on Friday declared that the summit between him and North Korea's Kim Jong Un will take place after all on June 12. Trump made the announcement after receiving a visit from one of Kim's top aides, Kim Yong Chol, who delivered a letter from his boss to Trump in the Oval Office, reports CNN. "We'll be meeting on June 12th in Singapore," Trump told reporters after the meeting. “It’s going to have to be a process, but relationships are building, and that’s a very good thing."

  • The letter: It hasn't been released, but Trump called it a "very nice letter." The Wall Street Journal, quoting a foreign government official, said the letter was "fairly basic." It reportedly made no big concessions or threats but said the North Korean leader was still interested in meeting with Trump.

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