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The White House on Thursday said President Donald Trump had received a new letter from North Korean dictator , Kim Jong Un , without disclosing its contents .
With little public sign of progress toward Trump ’ s aim of Korean denuclearization , the White House said the letter followed up on the pair ’ s June 12 summit .

“ A letter to President Trump from Chairman Kim was received on August 1 , ” said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders .

“ The ongoing correspondence between the two leaders is aimed at following up on their meeting in Singapore and advancing the commitments made in the US – DPRK joint statement . ”

Sanders said a reply was being issued .

Trump alluded to the letter in a late- night tweet thanking Kim for this week ’ s return of remains of dozens of US soldiers killed during the Korean War.

“ Thank you to Chairman Kim Jong Un for keeping your word & starting the process of sending home the remains of our great and beloved missing fallen ! I am not at all surprised that you took this kind action , ” Trump said .

“ Also , thank you for your nice letter — l look forward to seeing you soon !”

The White House later rowed back Trump ’ s suggestion of a meeting . There is “ no meeting planned, ” Sanders told reporters .

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“ There is not a second meeting that is currently locked in or finalized . Certainly open to that discussion , but there isn’ t a meeting planned. ”

“ We have responded to Chairman Kim ’ s letter, the president has . That letter will be delivered shortly, ” she added .

AFP

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