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Trump says his relationship with N.K. leader remains 'very good'

U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un remains "very good," even though he had to walk away from a proposed deal at their February summit.

"We're getting along with North Korea. Let's see how it works out, but we have a good relationship. Don't forget. I have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un," Trump said during a speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition's 2019 spring leadership meeting in Las Vegas.

Trump said tensions with North Korea were high when he first took office, with the communist nation setting off "rockets and nuclear explosions."

"A lot of things were happening," he said.

Trump said he "had to walk from one deal," referring to the breakdown of the second summit with the North's leader in Hanoi in late February. The much-anticipated talks ended without an agreement due to differences over denuclearization measures and sanctions relief.

"But we have a great relationship," Trump said. "We will see what happens. I hope we are going to be able to do something. Maybe, maybe not, but I hope we're going to be able."(Yonhap)

Shin Jin-seon  edt@koreapost.com

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