North Korea receives birthday greetings for Kim from Trump

Published January 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

SEOUL – North Korea has received US President Donald Trump’s birthday greetings to its leader Kim Jong Un, but will not return to the negotiation table, according to a statement published on Saturday by state news agency KCNA.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)
US President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)

While Kim could personally like Trump, he would not lead his country on the basis of personal feelings, Kim Kye Gwan, an adviser to the North Korean foreign ministry, said in the statement.

“Despite the leaders’ good relations, it is a mistake for the United States to expect a return to talks,” he added.

 
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