North Korea: Trump sent Kim letter of 'excellent content'

North Korea: Trump sent Kim letter of 'excellent content'
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North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnDemocrats, advocacy groups urge Pompeo to abolish new 'unalienable rights' commission Human rights: Trump's trump card against China and North Korea Trump and Pakistan's Khan are a lot alike — but can they master the art of any deals? MORE has received a letter of "excellent content" from President TrumpDonald John Trump5 things to know about Boris Johnson Conservatives erupt in outrage against budget deal Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota MORE amid stalled nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang, state media reported on Sunday. 

Pyongyang's Korean Central News Agency noted that Kim had "said with satisfaction that the letter is of excellent content."

"Appreciating the political judging faculty and extraordinary courage of President Trump, Kim Jong Un said that he would seriously contemplate the interesting content," the agency added. 


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The letter's arrival comes months after negotiations over the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula broke down in a February summit between the two leaders. The summit marked the second time Trump and Kim had a face-to-face meeting. 

But the summit ended without any formal agreement. 

The Trump administration has reportedly been calling for North Korea to abandon its stock of nuclear weapons before international sanctions are rescinded. But North Korea is looking for an approach in which gradual denuclearization is matched by concessions from the U.S., The Associated Press noted

North Korea resumed testing of short-range missiles following the failed summit. 

Trump said earlier this month that he received a "beautiful" and "very warm" letter from Kim. 

"We have a very good relationship together," Trump told reporters, adding that Kim has "kept his word" and "that's very important to me."