Trump declines to say if Kim invited him, says not ready to visit North Korea

President Donald Trump delivers remarks before presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Mariano Rivera in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 16, 2019. Mariano Rivera is known as one of the greatest relief pitchers of all time from his career playing for the New York Yankees. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declined to say whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had invited him to meet in his most recent letter and said he was not ready yet to visit North Korea.

Trump made the remarks to reporters at the White House after as South Korean newspaper, citing diplomatic sources, said Kim had invited Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August amid stalled denuclearization talks.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Mohammad Zargham