The White House is preparing a second summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un after the North Korean leader sent a formal request to American officials, reports the Wall Street Journal.
“The White House said it is working to arrange a second meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, signaling an attempt to revive the stalled diplomatic efforts between Washington and Pyongyang,” writes the WSJ.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Kim’s letter Tuesday, saying the “warm” exchange signaled Kim’s regime was serious in its efforts to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.
The “friendly” message comes just hours after Kim and his regime celebrated North Korea’s 70th anniversary; ditching nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles during its annual military parade and focusing on “economic development” and “peace” in the region.
Read the full story at the Wall Street Journal.
ACOSTA ABROAD: Trump Warns Jim Acosta to ‘Be Respectful’ During Kim Summit
President Trump told CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta to “be nice” and “be respectful” during Tuesday’s press conference in Singapore; warning the journalist after he yelled questions at Trump and Kim Jong Un earlier in the day.
The President was taking questions from reporters after his high-stakes meetings with the North Korean leader when he called-on Acosta, who promised to be “respectful” before asking the Commander-in-Chief the status of the negotiations.
— CNN (@CNN) June 12, 2018
Acosta’s demeanor was a stark contrast to his behavior earlier in the day, when he hurled questions at the North Korean leader, including, “Are you going to give up your nuclear weapons?”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 12, 2018
BACK IN BEIJING: Kim Jong Un in CHINA to Brief Officials on Singapore Summit
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was back in Beijing this week, speaking with Chinese officials over his historic summit with President Trump and the possible denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
Kim traveled to Beijing Tuesday to meet with President Xi Jinping in their first face-to-face meeting since the Singapore Summit; making the trip his third visit to China this year.
“Trump agreed to work with Kim toward complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, committed to provide the North with security guarantees and pledged to end ‘war games’ with South Korea, which North Korea and China have long seen as provocative,” writes the New York Post.
“We hope this visit can help to further deepen China-North Korea relations, strengthen strategic communication between both countries on important issues and promote regional peace and stability,” said a spokesperson for China’s Foreign Ministry.
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