President Trump revealed Thursday he received another letter from Kim Jong-un as he thanked the North Korean leader for the “kind gesture” of returning the remains of fallen American soldiers.
Mr. Trump touted his confidence in Mr. Kim in a tweet Thursday, thanking him for the “nice letter.”
Thank you to Chairman Kim Jong Un for keeping your word starting the process of sending home the remains of our great and beloved missing fallen! I am not at all surprised that you took this kind action. Also, thank you for your nice letter - l look forward to seeing you soon! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2018
The bodies of American soldiersnever recovered from the Korean War were received by Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday night.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed to pool reporters that the letter was received on August 1st.
“A letter to President Trump from Chairman Kim was received on Aug. 1,” she said. “The ongoing correspondence between the two leaders is aimed at following up on their meeting in Singapore and advancing the commitments made in the U.S.-DPRK joint statement.”
This is the second letter Mr. Kim has sent Mr. Trump. In early July, the president shared a “very nice note” from Mr. Kim that expressed North Korea’s desire for a relationship with the U.S., although there was no specific mention of denuclearization.
“I firmly believe that the strong will, sincere efforts and unique approach of myself and Your Excellency Mr. President aimed at opening up a new future between the DPRK and the U.S. will surely come to fruition,” the letter said.
Mr. Trump has promoted his relationship with Mr. Kim in light of speculation that the isolated nation will not carry out its agreements with the U.S.