Trump cancels planned meeting with Kim Jong Un: “based on the tremendous anger and open hostility (…) I feel it is inappropriate”

Newsroom 24/05/2018 | 17:17

US president Donald Trump has announced that he will not meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month, according to a letter released by the White House Thursday morning.

“I was very much looking forward to being there with you. Sadly, 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,” Trump wrote. “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.”

Trump and Kim were scheduled to meet in Singapore on June 12. This would have been the first face-to-face meeting between a US and North Korean leader.

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