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White House confirms President Trump sent letter to Kim Jong Un

Posted: 8:10 PM, Jan 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-23 20:10:40-05

The White House confirmed Wednesday that President Donald Trump sent a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders, in a short statement to reporters, said, "The President responded to Chairman Kim's letter."

Kim Yong Chol, North Korea's lead negotiator on nuclear talks, visited Washington last week and spoke with Trump for 90 minutes in the Oval Office. He brought with him a letter from Kim Jong Un addressed to Trump. The meeting with Trump resulted in the announcement of a second summit between Trump and the North Korean leader at the end of February.

North Korean state media reported Kim was presented the letter from Trump by Kim Yong Chol. The report called it a "good personal letter."