President Donald Trump said on Friday Aug. 9, he has got another “beautiful letter” from Kim Jong Un, touting his relationship with North Korean leader.
“He gave me a great letter I would love to give you,” President Trump told reporters before leaving the White House for fundraisers.
“He really wrote a beautiful, three-page right from top to bottom, a really beautiful letter,” the president described. “Maybe I’ll release the results of the letter.”
President Trump said the “very personal letter” was hand-delivered from North Korea to his office on Thursday, Aug. 8, and “It wasn’t touched by anybody.”
The president said he expected to have another meeting with Kim.
North Korea’s leader sent another letter to President Trump after it had conducted four rounds of short-range missiles since July 25, with the latest test fired on Aug. 5, raising doubts of resolving the standoff over Pyongyang’s denuclearization.
However, President Trump reaffirmed those missile tests were very small.
“I say it again, there have been no nuclear tests, the missile tests have all been short-range, no ballistic missile tests, no long-range missiles,” he told reporters.
President Trump said Kim wrote in his letter that he was unhappy with the ongoing U.S.-South Korea military drills, but he also was not happy with their own missile tests.
After North Korea has conducted the recent missile launches, some news media and experts voiced concerns about the potential threat from Pyongyang, but President Trump dismissed the fears. He insisted that those tests did not violate the pledge made by Kim during a summit last year that North Korea would halt intercontinental- and medium-range missiles and nuclear weapons tests while negotiations between the two countries are underway.