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Kim Jong Un Receives 'Excellent' Letter From Trump

North Korea says Kim will consider its content
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2019 9:53 AM CDT
Kim Jong Un Receives 'Excellent' Letter From Trump
Kim Jong Un praised President Trump's courage after receiving a letter from him.   (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)

(Newser) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has pronounced himself pleased with an "excellent" letter he received from President Trump, according to state media reports. That follows a "beautiful" letter Trump said he received from Kim earlier this month. Neither correspondent has said what's in the latest letter, but Kim praised Trump's "extraordinary courage" and plans to "seriously contemplate the interesting content," per the BBC.

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Negotiations between the leaders over North Korea's nuclear program and US sanctions broke down in February, the Hill notes, and North Korea then resumed testing short-range missiles. No negotiations have taken place since. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed that Trump sent the latest letter, per, CNN, though she wouldn't say when, and that "correspondence between the two leaders has been ongoing." (Read more Kim Jong Un stories.)

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