July 12 () — U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted a letter that seemed to be signed by North Korea chief Kim Jong Un, as skepticism grows over North Korea’s willingness to denuclearize on U.S. phrases.
In his tweet Thursday afternoon, the president prompt the letter was an indication belief is creating between him and Kim, after their historic summit on June 12.
“A really good word from Chairman Kim of North Korea. Nice progress being made!” Trump tweeted, together with screenshots of the letter in his message and a translation of the unique letter written in Korean.
A really good word from Chairman Kim of North Korea. Nice progress being made! pic.twitter.com/6NI6AqL0xt
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2018
The letter, dated July 6, included Kim’s signature, and was written earlier than U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to North Korea for his most up-to-date talks with officers.
Pompeo was not granted an viewers with Kim, and North Korea criticized U.S. calls for following the go to.
Within the letter, Kim mentioned the summit was the “begin of a significant journey.”
“I deeply recognize the energetic and extraordinary efforts made by Your Excellency, Mr. President for the development of relations between the 2 nations and the devoted implementation of the joint assertion,” Kim wrote.
“I firmly imagine that the robust will, honest efforts and distinctive strategy of myself and Your Excellency Mr. President aimed toward opening up a brand new future between the DPRK and the U.S. will certainly come to fruition.”
Kim additionally prompt he appeared ahead to his subsequent summit with Trump within the letter.
Trump is making the letter public at a time when his North Korea claims are coming underneath query.
U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., has requested Director of Nationwide Intelligence Dan Coats whether or not the statements from Trump match North Korea progress, CBS News reported.
Trump has mentioned there’s “belief” with Kim and has beforehand said there is no such thing as a longer a nuclear menace from North Korea.
However North Korea has but to adjust to calls for for full denuclearization or to decommission a missile engine check web site, says former negotiator Victor Cha, the Korea Chair on the Middle for Strategic and Worldwide Research.
“Donald Trump typically complains about Faux News within the U.S. media. The Faux News right here sadly are the Tweets by the president that he ended the nuclear menace from North Korea,” Cha mentioned in an editorial in Kyodo News.
“The ‘Actual News’ is that Pyongyang is taking part in from the identical playbook it has used since negotiations I participated in throughout the six-party talks greater than 10 years in the past.”