Well known for his tweets, US President Donald Trump opted instead for a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un when he decided to call off a summit with him. Mr Kim, for his part, responded through his First Vice-Foreign Minister who abandoned all manner of harsh rhetoric used just a few days ago. The Straits Times reads between the lines of the letter as well as the response.
The restrained and almost apologetic statement by North Korea, expressing "surprise and regret" at US President Donald Trump's cancellation of his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, sent a strong signal that the regime was still keen to have talks with the US, analysts said.
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