U.S. President Donald Trump said he gave North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a direct phone number to reach him and that he plans to make a phone call to Kim, a report said Friday.
He made the remark while speaking with Fox News at the White House, according to the Associated Press, days after his first and historic encounter in Singapore with the leader of the reclusive state on Tuesday.
Trump also said he plans to personally call Kim on Sunday.
Trump and Kim declared in a joint text following the summit their commitment toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula while guaranteeing the security of Kim’s dynastic regime.
He added that North Korea has begun returning the remains of U.S. soldiers missing during the 1950-53 Korean War, which was part of their Singapore agreement.
“They are already starting to produce the remains of these great soldiers,” he said.
Regarding the summit outcome, Trump highlighted that he got “everything” in the deal and has “largely solved” North Korea’s nuclear problem, in an apparent bid to spurn worries raised among Democrats that his encounter with Kim lacked details as to how to remove its nuclear and missile programs advanced enough to reach the United States.
“I have solved that problem … that problem is largely solved,” he said.