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Trump cancels US-North Korea summit with Kim Jong-un

Thursday 24/May/2018 - 04:37 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Hassanein Tayea
Donald Trump's ambition of securing a peace deal with North Korea - something that none of his predecessors were able to do - has apparently been placed on the back burner، after he announced he was cancelling a planned summit in Singapore with the Kim Jong-un، Independent.UK reported.


After several days during Mr Trump appeared to be signalling that secret negotiations ahead of his planned meeting for June 12 were not going well، he said he was pulling out of the meeting because of the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement from Mr Kim. He called it a "missed opportunity" and "truly sad moment in history."


"I feel it is inappropriate، at this time، to have this long-planned meeting،" he said in a letter to North Korea which was made public. "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."

In a remark that underscored Mr Trump’s desire to see himself as the master negotiator، he appeared to leave open the window for a future meeting، if Mr Kim altered his mind. In such circumstances، he said، he hoped Mr Kim would contact him.


“Yet the letter also contained a threat that was barely veiled. “You talk about your nuclear capabilities but ours are massive and powerful and I hope they will never have to be used،” he said
In his comments، Mr Trump said he believed that he had been developing a “wonderful dialogue” with the man whom just months ago he mocked as “rocket man” and whose country he threatened to “totally destroy” in a speech at the UN General Assembly.

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