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13 July 2018, 02:05 | Tara Lloyd
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US President Donald Trump has released a letter from Kim Jong-un in which the North Korean leader voices confidence in efforts to end their nuclear stand-off while urging the US leader to take "practical steps" to build trust.
North Korean officials did not turn up to a Thursday meeting with the USA military about repatriating the remains of the war dead, according to a US official with knowledge of the situation.
Kim also agreed then to repatriate remains of US troops who died during the Korean War six decades ago.
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Trump later said North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat, even though no details were announced, and critics suggested the president had failed to secure any new commitments from Pyongyang toward the dismantling of its nuclear missile program.
According to documents seen by AFP, the USA sent a report to the United Nations sanctions committee that estimated at least 759,793 barrels of oil products had been delivered to North Korea between Jan 1 and May 30, well above the annual quota set at 500,000 barrels under a sanctions resolution adopted in December.
In the letter dated July 6, Kim thanked Trump for his "energetic and extraordinary efforts" to improve the once hostile relations between the two countries.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the North Koreans called around midday to say the meeting would be delayed until Jul 15.
North Korean officials denounced the meeting at its conclusion, accusing the USA of having a "gangster-like" attitude in negotiations. Pyongyang has asked the UN Command Armistice Commission to upgrade the talks to a higher level to include a US general, South Korea's foreign ministry said.
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A North Korean soldier marches at the truce village at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates the two Koreas in Panmunjom, North Korea, Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
One observer pointed out that Trump would have likely criticized his response to North Korea had it been the reaction of another president.
He was referring the summit statement signed by the two leaders - the first-ever U.S.
Speaking to Fox News about the possibility of a Kim visit to the White House, Trump said last month that such a visit "could happen", and added that he and Kim "had good chemistry".
Trump himself has remained upbeat about the outcome of the first summit between the leaders of the US and North Korea.
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