WASHINGTON • US President Donald Trump's announcement on Friday that his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back on came after a senior North Korean official hand-delivered a letter from Mr Kim. And it was not just any ordinary letter. It was inside an envelope nearly as large as a folded newspaper.
While Mr Trump has not yet revealed what was written in the letter, he seemed happy to get it. He told reporters it was "a very nice letter" and "a very interesting letter".
The letter was carefully examined by the Secret Service for anything potentially dangerous before the North Korean official, General Kim Yong Chol, was able to deliver it, according to a White House official.
The huge letter is just part of meticulous steps taken by North Korea to present Mr Kim as a legitimate international statesman who is reasonable and capable of negotiating solutions and making deals, analysts said, according to Associated Press.
South Korean President Moon Jae In, who lobbied hard for nuclear talks between Mr Trump and Mr Kim, received a letter of similar size from the North Korean leader during February's Winter Olympics.