September 16, 2019 / 7:59 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 at the 2019 House Republican Conference Member Retreat dinner in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., September 12, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

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 denuclearization talks.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Mohammad Zargham

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