South Korean officials are expected to make a ‘major announcement’ from the White House — and it could signal the next steps in talks with North Korea


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  • President Donald Trump teased a “major announcement” to be delivered by South Korean officials at the White House on Thursday.
  • During their talks with Trump administration officials this week, a South Korean delegation passed along a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, signaling forward movement in potential diplomatic talks between the two Koreas and the US.
  • The development comes after an unprecedented face-to-face meeting South Korean leaders had earlier with Kim Jong-un.
  • “Hopefully, you will give me credit,” Trump told one reporter.

US officials say South Korean National Security adviser Chung Eui-yong will make an on-camera announcement from the White House on Thursday night. The announcement is widely expected to signal new diplomatic developments between the US, South Korea, and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

A South Korean delegation met with Trump administration officials this week and passed along a letter from Kim Jong-un, a CNN international correspondent said. That follows what had been weeks of fresh interactions between the North and South — and hints of new diplomatic engagement between the Koreas and the US.

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