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N. Korean official to hand over Kim’s letter to Trump

Jun 01, 2018, 7:37 AM EDT
North Korea’s senior official Kim Yong-chol will lead a delegation to the White House.
(Source: U.S. Department of State/flickr)

North Korea’s senior official Kim Yong-chol is headed to the White House to convey a personal letter from the country’s leader Kim Jong-un to U.S. President Donald Trump, as the two sides ramp up diplomatic efforts in the push to save the landmark Singapore summit.

The details of the letter are not known but the gesture fuels optimism that the June 12 summit meeting between the two state heads might be getting back on track, writes Reuters.

In an incomprehensible departure from all the conciliatory diplomacy going on in the U.S., N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un complained of “U.S. hegemonism” to Russia’s visiting foreign minister, a remark that may upset dynamics of a delicately poised political situation, reports The Guardian.

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