Trump cancels North Korean summit, citing ‘tremendous anger’
US President Donald Trump called the cancelled summit “a missed opportunity” and said someday he still hoped to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
A man walks past a TV broadcasting a news report on the dismantling of the Punggye-ri nuclear testing site, in Seoul, South Korea, on May 24, 2018. (Reuters)
President Donald Trump canceled the planned June 12 summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un Thursday, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement from the North.
Trump said in a letter to Kim released by the White House that based on the statement, he felt it was “inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.” He added that the North Koreans talk about their nuclear capabilities, “but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.”
A letter from the President to Chairman Kim Jong Un: "It is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting." pic.twitter.com/3dDIp55xu1
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 24, 2018