President Trump Cancelled NKorea Summit, Door Left Open
President Donald Trump has canceled his planned summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in recent statements from Pyongyang.
The White House used Twitter to announce Trump’s decision to call off the 12 June meeting, releasing his letter to Kim. The President wrote that he felt it was “inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.”
NKorea “hardened” plea to the US earlier Thursday, saying it was ready for a “nuclear-to-nuclear” showdown if the US did not follow through with the Singapore Summit.
President Trump wrote that while the NKoreans talk about their nuclear capabilities, “ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.”
With the Summit off temporarily the next steps are up to NKorea.
President Trump has said that if the 12 June meeting were to fall through, the US would continue exerting maximum economic pressure on the Kim regime.