New Delhi, May 24: US President Donald Trump on Thursday called off Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un due to the “tremendous anger and open hostility” he found in a North Korean statement. In a letter written to Kim Jong Un, Trump also told the North Korean leader that they (North Korea) talk about their “nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.”

The development came after statements from the North Korean government about America’s denuclearisation demands. Trump, however, left a door opened for the meeting in case the North Korean leader “changes his mind”. If happened, the meeting would have marked the first face-to-face encounter between a sitting US President and a North Korean leader.

Here’s the full text of the letter written to Kim Jong Un:

May 24, 2018

His Excellency
Kim Jong Un
Chairman of the State Affairs Commission
of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Dear Mr. Chairman:

We greatly appreciate your time, patience, and effort with respect to our recent negotiations and discussions relative to a summit long sought by both parties, which was scheduled to take place on June 12 in Singapore. We were informed that the meeting was requested by North Korea, but that to us is totally irrelevant. 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. 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. 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.

I felt a wonderful dialogue was building up between you and me, and ultimately, it is only that dialogue that matters. Some day, I look very much forward to meeting you. In the meantime, I want to thank you for the release of the hostages who are now home with their families. That was a beautiful gesture and was very much appreciated.

If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write. The world, and North Korea in particular, has lost a great opportunity for lasting peace and great prosperity and wealth. This missed opportunity is a truly sad moment in history.

Sincerely yours

Donald J. Trump
President of the United States of America