December 01, 2023

Pushing the envelope? Full Trump-Kim letters released but authenticity unclear

South Korean journal provides full text of letters for first time but tells NK News it has never seen original copies

South Korean media has been abuzz in recent weeks with reports on the letters exchanged between former U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after a little-known ROK organization said it had come in possession of the full text of the letters for the first time.

But the leader of the Hanmi Club, an association of former and current South Korean journalists that provided a Korean translation to ROK outlets, told NK News that the organization had not actually seen the original letters or even scans of the documents, creating uncertainty about their authenticity.