Trump Cancels Singapore Summit

The U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The U.S. President Donald Trump has canceled the ‘historic summit’ with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The U.S. President Donald Trump accused the North Korean regime of “tremendous anger and open hostility.”

President Trump, in an open letter to Kim Jong-un, said: “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.”

President Trump warned Kim Jong-un of Washington’s “massive and powerful” nuclear capabilities.

President Trump said: “You talk about nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.”

He thanked Kim for releasing “the hostages who are now home with their families.  President Trump said: “That was a beautiful gesture and was very much appreciated.”

The U.S. President, however, said he was still looking forward meeting with Kim. Donald Trump said: “I look very much forward to meeting you.”

President Trump added: “If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write.”

Meanwhile, the U.S. decision to cancel the Singapore summit has ‘perplexed’ the South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

At an emergency meeting with the top security officials, President Moon said it was “very regrettable that the North Korea-US summit will not be held on June 12.”

President Moon urged “more direct and close dialogue” between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: “I am deeply concerned by the cancellation of the planned meeting in Singapore between the president of the United States and the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”

The British Prime Minister Theresa May has also expressed her disappointment over the cancellation of Singapore Summit.

Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswomen said that the British Prime Minister urges for an agreement “bring about the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

The French President Emmanuel Macron said he hoped that the U.S. President’s move “was just a glitch in a process that should be continued.”

The Russian President Vladimir Putin said: “We had counted on that a significant step towards a de-escalation on the Korean peninsula would be taken and a start made on the denuclearization.”

He added: “We hope that a dialogue will be resumed, continued and the meeting takes place.”

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