North Korea's Kim sent message to Trump on nuclear talks: Chosun Ilbo

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"Chairman Kim Jong Un emphasized the bold step the two Korean leaders have taken to overcome the long-pending confrontation between North and South to meet three times in one year alone", the letter said, according to Kim Eui-kyeom, spokesman for the South's presidential office.

The U.S. stance toward North Korea appears to have softened recently before and after an inter-Korean ceremony to mark the launch of railway and road projects involving the North and South.

The group was among at least a dozen civic group, known collectively as the "Paektu Praise Committee" which have become an unofficial welcome group for Kim if he visits Seoul.

For Kim, working with South Korea has been a lot more productive than working with the US.

The leader of the isolated North met Moon three times this year, twice at the border truce village of Panmunjom and once in Pyongyang, as a reconciliatory push gathered pace.

The timing of the speech is unclear, since North Korea rarely provides advance notice about Kim's schedule.

Mr Moon's spokesman did not reveal how the letter was delivered, but described it as warm and said Mr Kim wrote of his "strong determination to visit Seoul while watching the future situation".

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During Moon's visit to Pyongyang in September, Kim promised to pay a return visit to the South's capital Seoul "at an earliest date", sparking speculation he may visit by the end of this year.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sent a "conciliatory message" to US President Donald Trump amid stalled nuclear negotiations, South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported yesterday.

Kim and Trump are trying to arrange a second summit in early 2019.

The president was also said to explain that the presidential office decided to make public the content of Kim's letter as it determined that the letter had special meaning.

"Chairman Kim made clear that he wants to meet President Moon frequently in 2019 as well to move forward discussion on peace and prosperity and expressed an intent to resolve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula together", the spokesman said.

Jeffrey Lewis, a nonproliferation expert at the Middlebury Institute, told CNN: "Whatever Kim says about his desire for denuclearization, North Korea continues to produce and deploy nuclear armed missiles".

Post-summit nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang quickly settled into a stalemate as the countries struggled between the sequencing of the North's disarmament and the removal of US -led worldwide sanctions against the North.

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