Trump says he received letter from DPRK's Kim

Lester Mason
June 12, 2019

After U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met last June in Singapore for the first time, Trump declared on his way home "there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea".

He added, "I would say so far the tangible, concrete outcomes that are good for America - good for our security interests, good for our prosperity - of that strategy is very thin. Why this [allegation] came out today [is something that needs to be considered]".

Trump said that Kim had "kept his word" and there had been "no nuclear testing, no major missile testing" since their recent negotiations.

But Trump and U.S. officials would not confirm or deny the reporting from the Wall Street Journal that he was a Central Intelligence Agency asset.

"I did receive a attractive letter from Kim Jong Un". According to Fifield, during Kim Jong Nam's last trip to Malaysia in 2017, he was seen on hotel security footage in an elevator "with an Asian-looking man who was reported to be an American intelligence agent".

Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, will deliver the message written in her brother's name, for the funeral of late Lee, who is known for her own efforts and support for peace and inter-Korean reconciliation efforts of her husband - former President Kim Dae-jung.

Kim Jong Nam died after having his face smeared with the outlawed VX nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13, 2017 in a Cold War-style assassination that shocked the world.

Two women were charged with poisoning Kim by smearing his face with liquid VX, a banned chemical weapon. The court dropped the charges against Aisyah in March.

Kim Jong Nam is escorted by police as he boards a plane upon his deportation from Japan at Tokyo's Narita worldwide airport in Narita, Japan, in this photo taken on May 4, 2001.

The Journal cited an unnamed "person knowledgeable about the matter" and said that many details of Kim Jong Nam's relationship with America's foreign spy agency remained unclear.

US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have met twice, in Hanoi in February and Singapore in June a year ago.

A man believed to be Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, looks at a battery of photographers as he exits a police van to board a plane to Beijing at Narita worldwide airport in Narita, Japan, May 4, 2001.

The former officials also said Mr Kim had been nearly certainly in contact with security services of other countries, particularly China's, the Journal said.

On Tuesday, Trump said he received another "beautiful letter" from the North Korean leader. Kim claimed he fell from grace after gaining a reputation as a reformer, which Kim Jong Il deemed unacceptable.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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