North Korea says it still wants summit with Trump

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North Korea is still interested to conduct a peace summit with United States amid US President Donald Trump cancellation of summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled on June 12 in Singapore, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of North Korea Kim Kye Gwan said in a statement released with authorization.

“Explaining the reason for it, he said that the statement made by Vice Foreign Minister of the DPRK Choe Son Hui carried “tremendous anger and open hostility” and that it is not appropriate to hold the meeting at present, a precious one that has long been planned,” Kim Kye Gwan said.

He said that the decision of Trump is “not consistent with the desire of humankind for peace and stability in the world, to say nothing of those in the Korean peninsula.”

The North Korean official said “the ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’ referred to by President Trump, it is just a reaction to the unbridled remarks made by the US side which has long pressed the DPRK unilaterally to scrap nuclear program ahead of the DPRK-US summit.”

“His sudden and unilateral announcement to cancel the summit is something unexpected to us and we can not but feel great regret for it,” he said.

He said North Korea remains dedicated :for peace and stability of the Korean peninsula and humankind” and willing to “offer the US side time and opportunity.”

“The first meeting would not solve all, but solving even one at a time in a phased way would make the relations get better rather than making them get worse. The U.S. should ponder over it,” he added. “We would like to make known to the US side once again that we have the intent to sit with the U.S. side to solve problem regardless of ways at any time.”