Trump says he's received new letter from Kim Jong Un

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE said Tuesday he received a “beautiful” letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnTrump to travel to South Korea The Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck North Korea: Trump sent Kim letter of 'excellent content' MORE amid their apparent impasse on nuclear talks.

Trump called the letter “very warm” and “very nice” and expressed confidence the two sides could eventually reach an agreement.

“We have a very good relationship together," Trump told reporters as he departed the White House for a trip to Iowa.

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The president added that another meeting could take place, but that Kim has "kept his word" and "that's very important to me."

Trump is set to travel to Asia later this month. He will attend the Group of 20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, and meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Negotiations over the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula have hit a standstill after Trump and Kim's second face-to-face summit ended abruptly and without a formal agreement earlier this year.

In the time since, North Korea has resumed testing of short-range missiles, prompting allies to question whether Kim is interested in re-engaging with the U.S. on denuclearization talks.

National security adviser John BoltonJohn Robert BoltonBolton presses Iran to withdraw forces from Syria, areas of conflict Bolton: Sanctions, other pressure will bring Iran to bargaining table Overnight Defense: Trump says he doesn't need Congress to approve Iran strikes in interview with The Hill | New sanctions hit Iran's supreme leader | Schumer seeks to delay defense bill amid Iran tensions | Esper's first day as acting Pentagon chief MORE and U.S. allies have said the short-range missile tests violated a United Nations Security Council resolution, but Trump has publicly said he's not bothered by the launches.

The president has repeatedly offered praise for Kim, calling him a "very smart man" and touting their personal relationship.