Washington:United States President, Donald Trump, has cancelled the planned “June 12 summit” with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, citing ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’ in a recent statement.
United States President Donald Trump on Thursday cancelled the planned June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, citing ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’ in a recent statement. In a letter to Kim, Trump wrote that the Singapore summit won’t take place. He also warned North Korea of ‘massive and powerful’ US nuclear arsenal.Trump said in the letter 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”.
The letter released by the White House said that based on the statement, the President felt it was “inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting”.
Choe Son Hui, a vice-minister in the North Korean Foreign Ministry, was reported as saying, “Whether the US will meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown is entirely dependent upon the decision and behaviour of the United States.
Earlier today, North Korea demolished its nuclear test site in the run-up to the summit that has been cancelled now. The dismantling was done as international media watched.
Pyongyang had stated that it would “completely” dismantle the Punggye-ri nuclear test facility located in the northeast.
The Punggye-ri test facility was built inside a mountain in North Hamgyong province. The site is located close to China border. It was at the Punggye-ri test facility that North Korea conducted all of its six nuclear tests.
Report : MahnoorAdeelShah