Washington, May 24: US President Donald Trump on Thursday cancelled his planned June 12 meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. According to a letter, which Donald Trump wrote to Kim Jong Un, the US President said he had to call off the meeting due to ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’ in the recent statements of the North Korean leader. Also Read - CARES Act: Trump Signs $2.2 Trillion Bill, Single Biggest Economic Relief Package
“I was very much looking forward to being there with you,” Trump said in the letter. “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,” he added. Also Read - Chinese Newspaper Blames US Cyclist For Covid-19; 'We Need to Unite,' Say Xi, Trump
Earlier on May 23, Donald Trump had said that the fate of the planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would be decided next week. Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House, Trump said, “We will know next week about Singapore”. Also Read - ‘Cure Can’t be Worse Than Problem’: Trump Says Coronavirus Restrictions Could Ease Soon
On May 18, North Korea had threatened to call off the summit with the US due to the latter’s on-going military drills with South Korea and also cancelled high-level talks with South Korea due to the same reason.
The high-level talks were meant to take place on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom in the heavily guarded Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) as a follow up to the inter-Korean summit held last month.