revealed some of the personal letters that former US President
Trump received from Kim Jong Un in the past. The story behind the 2018 summit between North Korea and the United States was revealed, as well as a phone conversation between the two men ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Reporter Moon Jun-mo will tell you.
[Donald Trump/U.S. President (June 2018, 6): I believe the talks will go very well.]
[Kim Jong-un/General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (June 12, 2018): I have overcome everything and come to this point.]
The first U.S.-DPRK summit was held in Singapore in June 6.
The two leaders signed a four-point agreement, but it did not include an end-of-war declaration.
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A personal letter expressing the feelings of then-General Secretary Kim Jong Un was included in "Letters to Trump," which former US President Trump will publish next month.
The July 2018, 7, letter said, "We regret the omission of the expected declaration of the end of the war," and "we are confident that the declaration of the end of the war will see the light of day at an early date as a world-historical event."
This shows how much Kim Jong-un wanted an end-of-war declaration.
Trump also met with reporters separately to explain Kim's personal letter.
He described Kim as "very clever, cunning and bright in the world," referring to the "nuclear button" on his desk, and saying he didn't like to call himself "Rocket Man" but it worked.
Ahead of the 30 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, he shared an anecdote that "Kim Jong-un called me personally and said I want to participate in the Olympics."
This is the first time that the two have made their phone call public, confirming that the hotline between North Korean leaders was actually activated during the Trump presidency.
U.S. media reported that Trump took some personal letters from Kim Jong Un when he left office, and that controversy over the leak of state secrets was expected.
(Video Editing: Jung Yong-hwa, CG: Jeon Yoo-geun)