Donald Trump has received a “very warm” and “very positive” letter from Kim Jong-un, in which the North Korean leader wants “a new meeting” with the President of the United States, announced Monday the White House.
“The main purpose of the letter was to organize a new meeting with the president. We are open and we have already begun to coordinate for such a summit, which would be the second after the historic one in Singapore on June 12,” said US presidential spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. She did not elaborate on when and where this meeting could be held.
White House national security advisor John Bolton said it could be done by the end of the year, though he said he did not expect to what Kim Jong-un is attending at the UN General Assembly, which Donald Trump will attend at the end of September in New York.
According to Sarah Sanders, “this letter is a new proof of progress in the relationship” between the two enemy countries. She also praised “progress” on the denuclearization of North Korea and said the military parade without intercontinental missiles , Sunday in Pyongyang, was “a pledge of good faith”.
Nuclear power at the heart of concerns
Donald Trump, who has been optimistic since the Singapore summit, for the first time expressed his dissatisfaction at the end of August by cancelling a trip to Pyongyang by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, due to insufficient progress on the front atomic.
Since then, Kim Jong-un has sent a message soothing, as well as this letter which Donald Trump unveiled the existence of the weekend before receiving formally, posting in return a renewed optimism.
“In the end, it will always be better if the two leaders meet. Mostly on the North Korean side, most decisions will have to go through Kim Jong-un, “said Sarah Sanders, saying it was” important “that a new summit could be held.
A meeting that is not unanimous
The hypothesis of a new summit, after that of June 12, which was the first ever between a current US president and a North Korean leader, had already been issued by the two leaders.
But according to several observers, part of the US administration wants to avoid another head-to-head, for fear of seeing the tenant of the White House make too many concessions to the strongman of Pyongyang without obtaining sufficient counterparts. On the contrary, add these experts, Kim Jong-a prefers to negotiate directly with Donald Trump, that he abstains from criticizing directly, even when the North Korean authorities denounce the methods of “gangster” of the American negotiators.
In Singapore, the North Korean leader has reaffirmed his commitment to work towards the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula”, a vague commitment already made in the past, the terms and timing of which have been postponed to follow-up negotiations.
The latter were still stalled recently.
President Trump has opened the door for Kim Jong-un and his regime, said John Bolton.
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