EXCLUSIVE FROM NRT24 ~ READ TRUMPS OFFICIAL LETTER TO KIM JONG UN ~ ( Letter Attached Below Story ) President Donald Trump sends letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un saying it is “inappropriate” to hold planned historic summit.
Fascist Scum President Trump issued a statement on Thursday morning canceling the historic June 12 summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. The statement thanked Kim for releasing American “hostages,” and bragged about America’s “massive and powerful” nuclear arsenal.
Trump Cancels North Korea Summit, Brags of US Nukes~To make matters worse, the talks were canceled mere hours after North Korea destroyed its nuclear testing site, which was supposed to be a confidence building measure for the summit.
Says meeting with Kim is 'inappropriate' !
Trump cited recent comments out of North Korea as showing “tremendous anger and open hostility,” saying it would be inappropriate to attend to the Singapore summit. He said a future summit was still possible, and invited North Korea to “call or write” if they want to try it again.
This puts a cap, at least temporarily, on four months of diplomatic overtures by North Korea, starting with the Winter Olympics. After the first overtures toward South Korea, the process quickly picked up pace, with Trump praising North Korea’s efforts, and ultimately agreeing to a direct meeting with Kim.
South Korea also had a summit, in which President Moon met with Kim. That summit went extremely well, centering on an ultimate deal to end the Korean War, which began in 1950. The US and China both gave support to this idea.
North Korea also sought negotiations on a denuclearization deal for the Korean Peninsula. This was the main US goal, and seemed very possible. As recently as Wednesday, the US was paring back demands on the rate of denuclearization, conceding it would be hard for North Korea to do everything at once.
But in recent weeks, problems started cropping up. A joint US-South Korea exercise involving warplanes led North Korea to complain that they are concerned the two nations aren’t taking the diplomatic track seriously. South Korea had to talk President Trump out of a second exercise involving nuclear-capable bombers not long after.
North Korea’s doubts were exacerbated by John Bolton’s talk of a “Libya model,” which saw Libya give up its WMD equipment for diplomatic gains it never really received. Within a few years, NATO was attacking Libya, and Gadhafi was killed in the streets.
Trump added to these concerns by suggesting Kim would share Gadhafi’s fate if he didn’t go along with US demands. Mike Pence made things even worse, saying it wasn’t a threat but “more of a fact.”
North Korea responded by calling Pence’s comments “ignorant and stupid.” This was the last statement made, the night before Trump’s pullout, suggesting that North Korea’s comments on Pence may have informed his decision to kill the talks.
While Trump kept the door open to future talks, he’s also majorly damaged America’s position as someone who can be dealt with. In recent weeks his administration has reneged on the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, and has now backed out of a summit just a few weeks away for no obvious reason. This only adds to the view that the administration is capricious and that even when deals are reached, it’s an open question if the US will honor them.
To make matters worse, the talks were canceled mere hours after North Korea destroyed its nuclear testing site, which was supposed to be a confidence building measure for the summit. This again raises concerns the US are just trying to get North Korea to disarm before backing away from the talks.
******************************************************** OFFICIAL LETTER TO KIM JONG UN ***********
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 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.
Donald J. Trump
President of the United States of America