N. Korea says leaders' relations not enough after Trump sends birthday wishes to Kim
North Korea has received birthday greetings to its leader Kim Jong Un from U.S. President Donald Trump, but their personal relationship is not enough for a return to talks, according to a statement published on Saturday by state news agency KCNA. © Brendan Smialowski Donald Trump wished Kim Jong Un a happy birthday, according to a senior South Korean official 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.
Seoul , South Korea — South Korea said Friday it conveyed happy birthday wishes from President Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. His birthday is believed to be Jan. 8. Returning from a visit to Washington on Friday, Chung Eui-yong, South Korea ' s presidential national security director
SEOUL - U.S. President Donald Trump sent a happy birthday message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea ’ s national security adviser Chung Eui-Yong said Friday. Chung, who met Trump in Washington this week, told reporters that he was given a message to pass to North Korea and it
US President Donald Trump wished North Korea's Kim Jong Un a happy birthday, Seoul said Friday -- with nuclear talks deadlocked and six years after former Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman serenaded Pyongyang's leader.
North Korea has never officially confirmed Kim's age or date of birth, but Rodman's breathy Marilyn Monroe-style performance of "Happy Birthday" took place before an exhibition basketball match in Pyongyang on January 8, 2014.
In a sanctions document, the US Treasury has said Kim was born on that day in 1984, which would make him 36, but there is speculation he could be a year or two older.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has accused the Trump administration of dragging its feet in nuclear negotiations and warned that his country will soon show to the world a new strategic weapon. © ASSOCIATED PRESS People watch a TV screen showing an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.
SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump sent a happy birthday message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea ’ s national security adviser Chung Eui-Yong said on Friday. Kim ’s birthday is believed to be January 8, though his secretive regime has never confirmed the date.
South Korea ’ s National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong told reporters at Incheon International Airport on Friday that Trump made the request to send greetings to Kim , whose birthday was on Wednesday. “He had a well-wishing message that he wanted South Korean President Moon Jae-in to
Seoul's national security adviser Chung Eui-yong met Trump in Washington on Wednesday and said the former real estate mogul -- who in warmer times proclaimed he and Kim had fallen in love -- "recalled" it was his birthday.
"President Trump wished Chairman Kim Jong Un a happy birthday and asked President Moon to convey it to him," Chung told reporters as he arrived back in South Korea on Friday.
The message was delivered "in an appropriate manner", he added, without explaining how it had been transmitted.
Contacts between the two Koreas are at a standstill, with Pyongyang's official media repeatedly excoriating the leadership in Seoul.
At a meeting of his ruling party in December, Kim declared an end to Pyongyang's moratoriums on nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests and threatened a demonstration of a "new strategic weapon" soon.
Trump and Kim have had three meetings since June 2018 but there has been little tangible progress in denuclearising North Korea.
At the 2014 event, Rodman, a heavily tattooed former NBA All-Star, sang the birthday song before the North Korean leader and his wife Ri Sol Ju, as the crowd clapped along.
It was Rodman's fourth visit to North Korea and he appeared to bow to Kim.
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