United States President Donald Trump on Thursday sent a letter to the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un canceling their scheduled summit Singapore on June 12 to discuss peace and North Korea’s denuclearization.
Trump said in his letter that he appreciates Kim’s “time, patience, and effort” regarding the “negotiations and discussions relative to a summit long sought by both parties, which was scheduled to take place on June 12 in Singapore.”
He said he was very much looking forward to the said summit, however, “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,” Trump told Kim in the letter.
Trump also thanked the North Korean leader for the release of American held in North Korea. ” I want to thank you for the release of the hostages who are now home with their families,” he said.
“If you change your mind having to do with this most important summit, please do not hesitate to call me or write,” the American leader said. “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.”