The U.S. President Donald Trump said the highly anticipated summit with Kim Jong-un could still go on.
His fresh comments about the ‘historic summit’ dated to be held in Singapore on May 12 has added a new twist in the storyline.
President Trump welcomed the conciliatory statement from Pyongyang that the country remained open for talks at ‘any time’.
In the last few hours, President Trump has posted a series of posts on Twitter about the prospect of the Singapore summit despite the cancellation.
President Trump posted on Twitter: “Very good news to receive the warm and productive statement from North Korea. We will soon see where it will lead, hopefully to long and enduring prosperity and peace. Only time (and talent) will tell!”
Suggesting about reinstating the summit, President Trump said: “We are having very productive talks with North Korea about reinstating the Summit which, if it does happen, will likely remain in Singapore on the same date, June 12th., and, if necessary, will be extended beyond that date.”
President Trump canceled the summit yesterday accusing Pyongyang of ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’.
In response to Trump’s decision to cancel the summit, Pyongyang said it was still “intent to sit with the US side to solve the problem regardless of way at any time.”
North Korean Vice Foreign Minister added: “We remain unchanged in our goal and will to do everything we could for peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and humankind, and we, broad-minded and open all the time, have the willingness to offer the US side time and opportunity.”
International Community Reacts
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 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.”