President Trump informed North Korea on Thursday that he is canceling the summit with Kim Jong Un — adding that he prays that US nuclear weapons “will never have to be used.”
“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,” Trump said in a letter addressed to Kim about the meeting, which had been planned for June 12 in Singapore.
“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.”
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“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.”
He added: “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 wonderful gesture and was very much appreciated.”
He told Kim to call him or write “if you change your mind having to do with this most important summit.”
“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,” he said in conclusion.
Source: New York Post (Yaron Steinbuch)
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