Trump receives another ‘beautiful’ letter from North Korea’s Kim Jong

Elias Hubbard
June 13, 2019

"I think that something will happen that's going to be very positive", he said, giving no details.

The brothers remained estranged as adults, and in 2013 the younger Kim executed Chang Song-thaek, his aunt's husband, who was said to be close to Jong-nam. "Why this [allegation] came out today [is something that needs to be considered]".

A third summit between Trump and Kim was possible but the ball was in Pyongyang's court, White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday. Their 15-minute meeting was the first high-level interaction between the two Koreas since the breakdown of a summit in Hanoi between Kim Jong Un and President Trump at the end of February.

However, the Journal spoke with former USA officials who said the Central Intelligence Agency believed Kim was not fit to take on such a role. Fifield similarly cites "someone with knowledge of the intelligence who spoke on condition of anonymity".

Last month, he went so far as to agree with Kim Jong-un's insult, saying that former Vice President Joe Biden is a "low IQ individual."

The meeting comes exactly one year after Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump agreed to work towards the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, at the first US-North Korea summit in Singapore.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister met South Korean officials on their heavily defended border on Wednesday to deliver flowers and her brother's condolences over the death of a former South Korean first lady.

Two women, told that they were taking part in a TV prank show, were offered $100 each to smear liquid on the victim's face. The court dropped the charges against Aisyah in March. But now, the plot surrounding Kim Jong Nam has thickened.

'There is a limit to the DPRK's patience, ' it said, using the acronym for the North's official name, adding: 'Now is the time for the U.S. to roll back its hostile policy'.

Former US officials tell the Journal that Kim Jong Nam was being eyed by countries including China as a potential replacement for his half-brother, though American agencies determined he was "ill-suited" for the role.

A man believed to be Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, looks at a battery of photographers as he exits a police van to board a plane to Beijing at Narita global airport in Narita, Japan, May 4, 2001.

North Korea is demanding the USA "rolls back its hostile policy" and warns their nuclear deal could be "dead" ahead of the anniversary of the historic Trump-Kim summit.

Once seen as the natural successor to his father and then-leader Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Nam apparently fell from grace after being deported from Japan in 2001 for trying to enter on a forged passport to visit Disneyland.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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