September 16, 2019 / 7:48 PM / a month ago

Trump declines to say if Kim invited him, says not ready to visit North Korea

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he departs for Baltimore, Maryland from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington U.S., September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declined to say whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had invited him to meet in his most recent letter and said he was not ready yet to visit North Korea.

Trump made the remarks to reporters at the White House after as South Korean newspaper, citing diplomatic sources, said Kim had invited Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August amid stalled denuclearisation talks.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Mohammad Zargham

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