U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo presents statement to the media following a meeting with his Indian counterpart in New Delhi on Sept. 6, 2018.
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By Matthew Lee / AP
September 8, 2018

(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) has received the letter that President Donald Trump has said he was expecting from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon).

A State Department official is confirming that Pompeo has the letter. It’s not immediately clear whether it’s been delivered to Trump.

Pompeo returned early Friday from India. Trump was in Montana and the Dakotas on Friday before a late return to the White House.

The official wasn’t authorized to comment publicly on the sensitive diplomacy between the U.S. and North Korea and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Trump has said Kim’s recent statement that he wants to denuclearize North Korea during Trump’s tenure as president was “a very positive statement.”

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