Trump publicly opposes using Central Intelligence Agency informants against North Korea's Kim

Saturday, 15 Jun, 2019

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he had received a "very warm" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. However, Trump did not give any information about what was written in the letter.

While the U.S. complaint does not specifically name who it believes is supplying the fuel, . former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley previously accused Russian Federation in September previous year, . of "cheating" United Nations sanctions on North Korea.

When Kim Jong-nam, the older half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was murdered in broad daylight at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on 13 February 2017, the World Socialist Web Site cautioned that nothing could be ruled out. The "Wall Street Journal" source said Mr Kim had travelled to Malaysia in February 2017 to meet his Central Intelligence Agency contact, although this may not have been the sole reason for the trip.

Ms Susan Rice, who was National Security Adviser for Mr Trump's Democratic predecessor, Mr Barack Obama, tweeted her reaction to the remarks: "America, this tells you all you need to know about our so-called "Commander-in- Chief".

"Here at the State Department we are ready and willing to continue engagement on working-level negotiations with the North Koreans", she said. Last month, he went so far as to agree with Kim Jong-un's insult, saying that former Vice President Joe Biden is a "low IQ individual."

Tensions have risen again recently, as North Korea resumed some limited testing of weapons and warned of "truly undesired consequences" if the United States was not more flexible.

North Korea has conducted short-range missile tests and complained of USA pressure, while the United States has doubled down on its enforcement of sanctions on North Korea.

The US compiled the report, but joined with 26 other countries in asking the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee on North Korea to determine that the fuel cap was broken, and request that all UN countries should then stop any future transfers of petroleum to North Korea. Mr Trump is due to travel to Japan and South Korea later this month.

Regional analysts, however, are hopeful that it would break the ice in peace talks between the two Korean neighbours.

Since then, Pyongyang has complained of USA sanctions and Kim said he would wait until the end of the year before deciding on whether to take a "new path".

South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul, the country's top policymaker in charge of inter-Korean affairs, on Thursday called for the continued summit between the two Koreas amid the stalled talks for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula between Pyongyang and Washington.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife, Kim Jung-sook, exchange gifts with King Harald of Norway in the Royal Palace in Oslo, June 12, 2019.