Kim Jong Un fan clubs mushroom in South Korea amid warming ties

Kim Jong Un fan clubs mushroom in South Korea amid warming ties

Kim and Moon met three times this year, agreeing on steps to decrease military tensions and lay groundwork for economic exchange between their countries.

South Korean President Moon Jae In and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un raise their hands after signing a joint statement in 2018.

The report did exclude insights concerning the message but rather said it identified with U.S. - North Korea talks, and was propitiatory in tone.

"At the current rate of production, North Korea could have around 100 warheads by 2020 - nearly half the size of the U.K.'s stockpile", it quoted Robert Litwak of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington as saying.

Moon later thanked Kim for his "warm" letter in a tweeted message and said without elaborating that Kim expressed strong willingness to carry out the agreements he made this year during a series of inter-Korean summits and a historic June meeting with President Donald Trump.

WHILE Kim Jong Un has always been regarded as a dictator in South Korea, the North Korean leader can expect a warm welcome from a portion of his estranged neighbours who have set up fan clubs in anticipation of his future visits. "There's no change in our heart about welcoming Chairman Kim [to the South]".

The tweet also included a photo that showed a ruby-colored folder emblazoned with the seal of Pyongyang's powerful State Affairs Commission and the top part of Kim's letter, which started with: 'Dear your excellency President Moon Jae-in.

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Kim Jong Un stated "an intention to meet with Moon frequently in 2019" to foster peace and "solve the issue of denuclearizing the [Korean] Peninsula together", the spokesman said.

The spokesman said the office summarized Kim's two-page letter and paraphrased it in different words and what he said wasn't a direct quote from the North's leader as it is a violation of diplomatic custom.

The message to Trump would have come at the same time the North Korean leader also said he was committed to denuclearization of the peninsula in a letter sent to his South Korean counterpart, ABC News reported.

Expectations were high that Kim will mention the possible visit during his New Year speech which is slated to be held on the first day of next year as well as reconciliatory remarks to boost inter-Korean relations.

Post-summit nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang quickly settled into a stalemate as the countries struggled between the sequencing of the North's disarmament and the removal of USA -led global sanctions against the North.

However, . Kim's letter to President Moon is expected to put inter-Korean diplomacy back on track, . with their next summit looking that much more likely to happen in Seoul.

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