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Trump sends Kim photos from DMZ visit; nuclear talks stalled

UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

In this Sunday, June 30, 2019, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands over the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone. (AP)
In this Sunday, June 30, 2019, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands over the military demarcation line at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone. (AP)
By Zeke Miller Associated Press

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has sent mementos from his brief visit to North Korea last month to Kim Jong Un, but substantive nuclear talks between the two countries have not yet resumed.

A senior administration official says a top staffer from the National Security Council hand-delivered photographs from the June Trump-Kim meeting at the demilitarized zone to a North Korean official last week.

When asked when the North would be willing to restart substantive talks on its nuclear program, as Kim committed when Trump took brief steps into its territory, the North Korean official would only say they would be willing to restart discussions very soon.

The Trump administration official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly.

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