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Trump calls N. Korea's statement 'warm' and 'productive'

By Yonhap
  • Published : May 25, 2018 - 21:42
  • Updated : May 25, 2018 - 21:42
U.S. President Donald Trump called North Korea's response to his cancellation of the June 12 Singapore summit with the North's leader Kim Jong-un "warm" and "productive."

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He wrote on his Twitter account on Friday night (Seoul Time), "Very good news to receive the warm and productive statement from North Korea. We will soon see where it will lead, hopefully to long and enduring prosperity and peace. Only time (and talent) will tell!"

Earlier in the day, North Korea said it was still willing to talk with the U.S., in a response to Trump's abrupt cancellation of the planned meeting between the two leaders. 

"We would like to make known to the U.S. side once again that we have the intent to sit with the U.S. side to solve problem regardless of ways at any time," Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan said in a statement carried by the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

"We remain unchanged in our goal and will to do everything we could for peace and stability of the Korean peninsula and humankind, and we, broad-minded and open all the time, have the willingness to offer the U.S. side time and opportunity," he said.

In a publicly disclosed letter to the North Korean leader, Trump said Thursday night (Seoul time) that the cancellation was due to the "tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement." (Yonhap)