At the White House, while interacting with reporters, Trump said, “I think that something will happen that’s going to be very positive,” but did not have further details.
According to Al-Jazeera news reports, the US is seeking to reconstruct momentum in the stalled talks between Kim and Trump, aiming at achieving the full dismantling of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.
Trump said, “I can’t show you the letter obviously, but it was a very personal, very warm, very nice letter,” adding, “North Korea has tremendous potential, and he’ll be there. Under his (Kim) leadership … And the one that feels that more than anybody is (Kim). He gets it.”
A second summit between Trump and Kim was ended abruptly in Hanoi, Vietnam, due to large differences when both the leaders stood on their stance. Kim stressed over US sanctions relief, while Trump focused over N Korean leader’s last year promise of complete and full denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
“I did receive a beautiful letter from Kim Jong Un … I appreciated the letter,” Trump said, adding he thinks the nation has “tremendous potential”.
Trump spoke after a day when the Wall Street Journal has reported Kim’s half brother, Kim Jong Nam, had been a source for the American central intelligence agency (CIA). Nam was killed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at the airport in 2017.
“I saw the information about CIA with respect to his brother, or half-brother. And I will tell him that will not happen under my … I wouldn’t let that happen,” Trump told reporters.