Trump says expecting 'positive letter' from N. Korea's Kim

Chung Eui-yong head of the presidential National Security Office walks to board an aircraft as he and others in a delegation leave for Pyongyang North Korea at a military airport in Seongnam south of Seoul South Korea Wednesday Sept. 5 2018. The

Chung Eui-yong head of the presidential National Security Office walks to board an aircraft as he and others in a delegation leave for Pyongyang North Korea at a military airport in Seongnam south of Seoul South Korea Wednesday Sept. 5 2018. The

Trump and Kim have traded a series of letters as they negotiate North Korea's nuclear weapon programme, as well as messages over social media. A South Korean delegation met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday during a visit to arrange an inter-Korean summit planned for this month and help rescue faltering nuclear diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang.

South Korean national security advisor Chung Eui-yong, who met with Kim, said the North Korean leader also emphasized that his "trust in Trump remains unchanged", the comment which led to the United States president's tweet.

However, there has been no indication that Kim has offered more concrete steps toward giving up his nuclear weapons and some USA officials privately doubt he is willing to abandon the arsenal.

"That was a very positive statement, what he said about me", Trump said. Kim Il Sung, then 35, delivered a speech and repeatedly cheered on his military and fellow dictator Joseph Stalin.

Chung is set to make a one-day trip to Beijing on Saturday to meet with Yang Jiechi, a ranking member of China's Communist Party in charge of foreign affairs.

The official said that there remained concerns that Kim's improved relationship with China and his planned summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in this month could encourage him in resisting USA demands.

And it's a case of "you've got mail" for U.S. President Donald Trump.

Pompeo returned early Friday from India.

"But on the other hand, North Korea is clearly been invested in and has been gaining benefits from these ongoing negotiations".

At its last military parade in February, Pyongyang displayed what appeared to be intercontinental ballistic missiles like the Hwasong-15 missile, capable of delivering a nuclear weapon to any city on the USA mainland, in a thinly veiled threat to Washington.

The games are also a time-tested source of tourist dollars for North Korea.

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Observers say the military parade could cast doubt on North Korea's sincerity about denuclearising and pausing its missiles programme.

"We have our hostages back", the president said.

"He said he would appreciate that such good faith is accepted with good faith", Chung said.

USA officials have previously said they have already made conciliatory gestures, such as halting joint military exercises with South Korea.

Kim and Trump held a landmark summit in Singapore in June, in which they agreed to work toward complete denuclearisation. Chung later spoke to Bolton and gave him a "comprehensive report", the NSC official said.

Sun Yun is the co-director of the East Asia program and director of the China program at the Stimson Center, a research group in Washington.

Kim said he had "never said anything bad about President Trump to anyone", Chung reported, adding that the North Korean leader expressed a wish to end 70 years of hostilities on the Korean Peninsula.

Image copyright Reuters Image caption How serious is North Korea about nuclear disarmament? The 1950-53 war ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty, meaning USA -led United Nations forces are technically still at war with the North.

Less than a month after the war ended with an armistice in July 1953, Kim staged another military parade on the liberation anniversary.

The summit agreement also calls for efforts to formally end the 1950-53 war before the year's end.

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