President Donald Trump has sent a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that was described in the Party Newspaper as “excellent” and complimentary to the leader of the regime. The Korean Central News Agency, the voice of the Party, said, “appreciating the political judging faculty and extraordinary courage of President Trump, Kim Jong Un said that he would contemplate the interesting content.” This article was published in the Japan News, by the Yomiuri Shimbun/Associated Press. It is important to note that the North Korean leader and Mr Trump have seen talks break down and as far as we can see, the talks have stopped.
Trump is asking for an end to nuclear capabilities and a full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, while the North Korean Leader, Kim Jong Un is demanding sanctions be cleared. In September 2018, Trump told a crowd in West Virginia that Kim “wrote me beautiful letters and they are great letters. We fell in love.” North Korea is seeking a step-by-step approach in which moves toward denuclearization are matched by concessions from the United States, sanctions to be specific.
Iran is carrying out cyber attacks on US infrastructure, and the US is attacking via cyber, the Iranian military.
Our View: North Korea continues to get support from China in the form of food and energy. The US has offered to make the country rich, with offers (as it is said) of building factories and modernizing its economy while allowing it to export its way to affluence. Trump has made it clear that the complete nuclearization is necessary for talks to start. Note that the US, Japan and South Korea have worked with North Korea for decades, giving food and energy but each time being disappointed by the negative response. Both sides want action, not talk. Pyongyang, according to some sources, will receive support from Japan, the US and South Korea in the form of billions of dollars of investment, thus raising the living standards of the entire country.