İrem UZUN -TDO- Citing diplomatic sources, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited United States President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August. The letter predates North Korea’s latest launch of short-range projectiles a week ago and is the second Trump received from Kim last month amid stalled denuclearization talks between the two countries. According to Reuters, in the second letter, Kim spoke of his willingness to meet Trump for another summitand extended an invitation for Trump to visit the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.
Trump and Kim have met three times since June last year to discuss ways to resolve a crisis over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs, but substantive progress has been scant.Their first two meetings were formal summits. The second summit in Vietnam in February, broke down since two leaders failed to find a compromise between U.S. demands for North Korean denuclearization and a North Korean demand for relief from sanctions. The last meeting was at the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) between North and South Korea and they agreed to restart negotiations.