North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asked President Donald Trump for a second meeting in a letter, and the White House is “already in the process of coordinating” it, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. The letter from Kim was “very warm, very positive,” and showed a “a continued commitment to focus on denuclearization of the peninsula,” Sanders said at a press briefing on Monday. The “primary purpose of the letter was to request and look to schedule another meeting with the president, which we are open to,” she added. Sanders also said Kim’s “pledge to denuclearize” and North Korea’s suspension of missile testing were “reasons for optimism.” Trump canceled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to Pyongyang in August, saying he felt that both countries were “not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” at the time.
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