Kim Thanks Trump For "Strong Will, Sincere Efforts" In Formal Letter

A week after North Korea reportedly lashed out at the US for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's "extremely troubling" insistence that it abandon its nuclear program and its weapons before economic sanctions are lifted - raising suspicions that China had asked Kim to put the breaks on the detente as trade tensions escalated - Kim Jong Un has sent Trump a flattering letter apparently just to make it clear that there are no hard feelings.

Trump tweeted out a copy of the letter Thursday shortly after landing in London, calling it "a very nice note from Chairman Kim of North Korea. Great progress being made!" In the letter, Kim said that the "strong will" of himself and Trump will lead to a "new future" between the DPRK and the US.

Here's the full text:

H.E. Donald J. Trump
President
United States of America

Your Excellency Mr. President,

The significant first meeting with Your Excellency and the joint statement that we signed together in Singapore 24 days ago was indeed the start of a meaningful journey.

I deeply appreciate the energetic and extraordinary efforts made by Your Excellency Mr. President for the improvement of relations between the two countries and the faithful implementation of the joint statement.

I firmly believe that the strong will, sincere efforts and unique approach of myself and Your Excellency Mr. President aimed at opening up a new future between the DPRK and the U.S. will surely come to fruition.

Wishing that the invariable trust and confidence in Your Excellency Mr. President will be further strengthened in the future process of taking practical actions, I extend my conviction that the epochal progress in promoting the DPRK-U.S. relations will bring our next meeting forward.

Kim Jong Un
Chairman of the State Affairs Commission
Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Pyongyang, July 6, 2018

At the same time, the Trump administration has reportedly asked the UN to reprimand China and Russia for selling refined petroleum products to the North in violation of UN sanctions on Pyongyang. If that's not a gesture of friendship, we're not sure what is.

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brushhog Freeze These Thu, 07/12/2018 - 13:59 Permalink

This is very good. Mutual respect, opening up the lines of communication, concessions on both sides. Any fuckwit who isnt applauding this as a step forward, and a huge step away from the horrors of nuclear war should be dragged out behind a dumpster and shot. Some people are so dumb, that their very existence poses a threat to the planet.

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any_mouse brushhog Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:26 Permalink

Kim is getting the horned Erdogan treatment now.

'Member when Obozo was always pictured with sun king halos?

The horns might be more damning, if one does not know about spirit cooking or the recent Met Gala.

Otherwise, I would assume, as a vigilant citizen, that the horns mean the elites have put their mark on Kim and Erdogan.

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any_mouse Sparkey Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:37 Permalink

The North and South are talking about economic projects. Linking a unified Korea to Russia and China. Rail access to markets.

Eventually, the racial nations, Japan and Korea, will be in a position to tell Uncle Sam to get out of Dodge.

About the same time as the Petrodollar dies. With a whimper or a bang?

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any_mouse LadyAtZero Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:57 Permalink

Mao Zedong was of an long term wealthy family, as was Chiang Kai-shek. As was Karl Marx. As were all of the other actors.

As were the Founding Fathers of USA, INC.

These are the Parasites who keep us thinking that we need Them to survive.

We need Them, so that we can have "Freedom, Security, and Prosperity".

"Lead or Follow" How about neither?

People Going Their Own Way.

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tion LadyAtZero Thu, 07/12/2018 - 17:17 Permalink

Things could get awfully interesting if the Other families come out to play. I don’t see how else they can keep ((boots)) from running a heist on Taiwan. I wouldn’t be surprised if my President has already agreed to some understanding to honor the not-((fake fiat)) debts in a way that includes having some grace granted to us, cause my President is awesome ^^

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ParkAveFlasher Billy the Poet Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:24 Permalink

You have to realize that Trump cut those teeth playing the NY media way back in the 80s.  He always had a photographer on the payroll and he kept rolls of reporters.  I remember distinctly, my father was a newspaper employee - routesman - for 50 years so I grew up with the Daily News on the table every morning, it's how I learned to read.

Trump wields the press, he isn't victimized by it.  That's how I know there is a script.

 

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Billy the Poet ParkAveFlasher Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:52 Permalink

I'm not in that club, so I don't know how it will go

 

So the existence of a script is conjecture on your part.

I might be willing to go along with the idea that Trump's interactions with the press have some of the characteristics of improvisation in that the attitudes of the players are well defined and a certain dynamic can be expected when those players interact with each other.

But unlike actors who read a script improvisational players can behave in unexpected ways depending on the situation in which they are involved and that may lead to outcomes which no script writer could have imagined.

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privateparts501 jm Thu, 07/12/2018 - 13:14 Permalink

Trump is easy to understand once you understand his methods. He asks for more than he will get which is expected in ANY negotiation. He takes a hard line but softens up which is expected when appearing to make concessions.

He did inherit a lot of money but he has increased his wealth which shows that he understands business, he does business in New York which means he understands politics. He has the occasional loss which is to be expected in both business and politics.

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jm privateparts501 Thu, 07/12/2018 - 13:26 Permalink

I read you. He can manage debt better than anybody.  As CEO (President) he asked for way more than he expected in his budget and his CFO (congress) shocked him by giving him everything he asked for.  Doesn't work like that in the private sector. 

Read me. He is very short-term, results oriented, and his ego knows no limits. Just like nearly every CEO I've ever known. This week he is all over NK, the next NATO, the next Iran, the next tax cut (classic just get it done) the next immigration...Wash and repeat. 

It's like a tornado to a bureaucracy mountain. There are institutions that will outlast his administration and he has to figure out how to work through them because he can't blow them up. 

 

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Phil Free jm Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:07 Permalink

Although your wording makes it sound like you understand President Trump, you gave a 'tell' away, showing that you in fact cannot read him at all.

You said, "he is very short-term" -- I laughed. Our President is quite the opposite. Sounds like some additional study is called for -- something besides watching CNN for a half-hour.

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JoeySandwiches g3h Thu, 07/12/2018 - 13:15 Permalink

if he won why did north korea not show up to the official meeting discuss repatriating remains of Americans killed in Korean War?

 

why're we telling The UN to cut off all their oil? why was the Pompeo meeting such a disaster?

 

THINK. Progress isn't being made. it's FAKE progress.

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