North Korea threatening to pull out of top over nukes
Written by Peter Boykin on May 16, 2018
North Korea threatening to pull out of summit over nukes
The historic summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un could be in jeopardy as North Korea reportedly objects to U.S. demands that country give up its nuclear weapons and to American air force drills taking place in South Korea
NORTH KOREA PREDICTABLY UNPREDICTABLE: North Korea threw potential doubt onto next month’s highly anticipated summit between President Trump and dictator Kim Jong Un as the regime reportedly said the United States must stop insisting it “unilaterally” abandon its nuclear program … The warning, issued by former North Korean nuclear negotiator Kim Gye Gwan, came hours after North Korea canceled a high-level summit with South Korea and threatened to cancel its meeting with the United States over American military drills with South Korea. KCNA, North Korea’s state media outlet, claimed that the military drills were a rehearsal for a potential invasion of the country. Trump announced last week that the meeting with Kim would take place in Singapore on June 12. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said they had not received any “formal or even informal notification of anything,” and are continuing to plan the summit.
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