US President Donald Trump has reacted to North Korea’s threats to cancel a planned summit with Kim Jong-un.
“We haven’t been notified at all, we’ll have to see,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday. “We haven’t seen anything, we haven’t heard anything. We will see what happens.”
The US president gave the non-committal response after meeting with his Uzbek counterpart.
He further reiterated that denuclearization would be a pre-condition for the Singapore summit.
The White House, however, said it remained hopeful that the summit would be held, yet asserting that Washington would resort to “maximum pressure” if the June 12 meeting is canceled.
“The president is ready if the meeting takes place,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told Fox News. “If it doesn’t, we’ll continue the maximum pressure campaign that’s been ongoing.”
‘Beijing promotes dialog’
China, meanwhile, urged North Korea to…