US President Donald Trump has called off his planned summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The unprecedented summit was scheduled to take place on June 12 in Singapore, for what would have been the first meeting between an American and North Korean leader.
Trump made the announcement in a letter released by the White House on Thursday, saying his decision was because of “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent North Korean statement.
“I was very much looking forward to being there with you,” Trump said in the letter. “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.”
On Tuesday, Trump expressed doubts about the meeting taking place as scheduled when he hosted South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House.
Moon’s visit to the US was originally arranged as a meeting to fine-tune a joint…