Trump on Thursday cancelled his proposed summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore and blamed Pyongyang’s “tremendous anger” and “open hostility” for his decision.
Trump’s announcement came hours after North Korea carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site on Thursday.
“I was very much looking forward to being there with you. Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting,” Trump wrote in a letter to Kim which was released to the press.
North Korea has said that it is still willing to talk to the United States after President Donald Trump cancelled a summit between the two countries.
North Korea’s First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan said that the abrupt announcement of the cancellation of the meeting is unexpected and North Korea finds it extremely regrettable.
He said, North Korea is willing to sit face-to-face any time in any form to resolve the problem.
Earlier, the US President had cancelled his proposed summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on 12th June in Singapore.
Mr Trump blamed Pyongyang’s tremendous anger and open hostility for his decision.
The announcement came hours after North Korea carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site Thursday.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today said he was deeply concerned as US President Donald Trump cancelled a widely anticipated nuclear summit next month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
UN Secretary-General said this after he presented a new UN disarmament agenda in Geneva today. Mr. Guterres said that he urged the parties to continue their dialogue to find a path to a peaceful and verifiable denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
His comments came shortly after US president informed Kim Jong Un that he was cancelling the nuclear summit scheduled on June 12 in Singapore. The decision came as North Korea said it had completely dismantled its nuclear test site.