POTUS Donald Trump cancels summit with Kim Jong Un that was to be held in Singapore

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President of the United States of America (POTUS) Donald Trump has cancelled his highly anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after days of speculation that the historic meeting that was to be held in Singapore on 12 June would not go through.

The POTUS has indicated that he is cancelling the meeting because of the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement from Kim. Caliing it a “missed opportunity” and a “truly sad moment in history,” President Trump added in a letter to North Korea that has been made public:

“I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting. Therefore, please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit, for the good of both parties but to the detriment of the world, will not take place.”

While the President said that he hoped Kim would contact him, he also added: “You talk about your nuclear capabilities but ours are massive and powerful and I hope they will never have to be used.”

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who read the POTUS’ letter to US lawmakers, said two weeks ago that the US’ goals for the summit is the immediate “permanent, verifiable irreversible dismantling of North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction program.”

First summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will take place in Singapore: POTUS confirms

8 COMMENTS

  1. (A repost from my Fb page of May 19, 2018)

    Not so fast Jose, here comes Kim’s curve ball…

    I maintain my call earlier (Fb post of Apr. 29) that Trump will ‘come home empty-handed at their first summit’ if that even happened in the first place. If Tump is shooting for the Nobel Peace Prize, he would be grossly disappointed.

    Here’s the Apr. 29 repost in full: Kim’s charm offensive par excellence! … but can Trump measure up?

    Apparently, Kim the N Korea autocrat has shown the world he is very much at ease in international diplomacy — fully comfortable in his own skin and is ready to deal. The proposed gambit: the ‘complete denuclearization’ of the North Korean Peninsula. But translating that in real terms would mean taking months just to hammer out the preliminary details followed by years to bring them to fruition under the best of circumstances. Soon we’ll see if Trump is willing to meet Kim halfway for starters. My present bet: Trump will come home empty-handed at their first summit.