Washington DC: The president of United States of America Donald Trump on Thursday canceled the upcoming summit between the United States and the North Korea, where Trump was supposed to meet North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un in Singapore on June 12.
For what could have been a historic diplomatic summit, the White House on Thursday morning released a letter written by Trump to Kim which read, "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."
The reason behind Trump’s withdrawal from the summit is believed to be the latest harshly worded statement by one of the North Korean ministers of foreign affairs, where they termed US Vice President Mike Pence as a political dummy. In his letter, Trump has held back no punches and has written, “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.”
The US and North Korea have been at loggerheads since longtime and have in several instances, threatened to use nuclear weapons on each other. The US has been pushing hard for the denuclearization of the warheads in North Korea, for which Kim had finally agreed to, but with this pullout, things seem to have now gone for a toss.