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24th May 2018

Donald Trump has called off his summit with Kim Jong-un

Carl Kinsella

Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has cancelled the June 12 summit with North Korea’s leader.

The summit, which would have represented a major step forward in diplomacy between the two countries, now appears to be scrapped. The news came in the form of a letter from Donald Trump to Kim Jong-un, which was published by The White House official Twitter account.

Trump begins the letter by saying he was looking forward to meeting Kim in Singapore, but quickly clarifies: “Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your recent statement, 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.”

Trump went on to reference America’s nuclear arsenal, saying “You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.”

However, the letter leaves the ball in Kim’s court, as it concludes: “If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write.”

You can read Trump’s letter in its entirety below.

The letter comes after the North Korean vice minister of foreign affairs called Vice President Mike Pence a “political dummy” on Wednesday.

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