FILE PHOTO – North Korean chief Kim Jong Un poses for images in Pyongyang on this January 1, 2019 photograph launched by North Korea’s Korean Central Information Company (KCNA). KCNA/by way of REUTERS/File Picture
SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean chief Kim Jong Un spoke extremely of U.S. President Donald Trump, expressing satisfaction over outcomes of latest talks between the nation’s delegation and U.S. officers to debate the second summit between him and Trump, state media mentioned on Thursday.
Kim mentioned he’ll belief in Trump’s optimistic mind-set, KCNA mentioned, weeks after Kim warned North Korea may search a “new path” if U.S. sanctions and strain in opposition to the nation continued, suggesting the North Korean chief is concentrated on the sit-down with Trump to supply outcomes.
“Kim Jong Un mentioned that we are going to imagine within the optimistic mind-set of President Trump, wait with endurance and in good religion and, along with the U.S., advance step-by-step towards the aim to be reached by the 2 nations of North Korea and the US,” the Korean Central Information Company mentioned.
KCNA added that Kim expressed “giant satisfaction” at receiving a “nice” letter from Trump and a briefing in regards to the outcomes of the negotiations from the delegation which lately visited Washington, however didn’t elaborate additional on the letter.
Kim ordered working-level preparation for the second North Korea-U.S. summit to be completed effectively, KCNA mentioned.
Trump will maintain a second summit with Kim in late February however will preserve financial sanctions on Pyongyang, the White Home mentioned final week after Trump met Pyongyang’s delegation together with its prime nuclear negotiator.
Kim had mentioned in his New Yr’s tackle that he’s prepared to satisfy U.S. President Donald Trump once more anytime to realize their frequent aim of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, however warned he might need to take a “new path” if strain in opposition to the nation together with sanctions continued.
Reporting by Joyce Lee, Ju-min Park and Heekyong Yang; enhancing by Jonathan Oatis and Phil Berlowitz