Trump Cancels Historic June 12 Meeting With North Korean Leaders Seeking A Nuclear Free Korean Peninsula And An End To The Korean War; Promptly Reinstates Meeting

 In Flip Flops, International Relations, North Korea   Last Updated: June 16, 2018

On April 27, 2018 President of South Korea Moon Jae-in and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un “declared they would work toward a nuclear-free Korean peninsula and formally ending the 1950-53 Korean War.”

However, on Thursday May 24, President Trump canceled the meeting after, as Trump wrote in a letter, “based on [Kim Jong Un’s] tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in [his] most recent statement.”

North Korea and South Korea still seem to be working towards a solution.  Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un held an unannounced meeting on Saturday May 26, 2018 “to ensure the upcoming high-stakes summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump is a success, South Korean officials said.”

The meeting eventually took place as planned on June 12, 2018 in Singapore.

 

 

Soyoung Kim, Roberta Rampton. "Leaders of two Koreas hold surprise meeting as Trump revives hopes of summit with North." Reuters, 26 May 2018. Web. 26 May 2018.
David Sanger. "Trump’s Letter to Kim Canceling North Korea Summit Meeting, Annotated." New York Times, 24 May 2018. Web. 26 May 2018.
Veronica Stracqualursi and Kevin Liptak. "Trump says North Korea summit talks continue: 'Could even be the 12th'." CNN, 25 May 2018. Web. 26 May 2018.
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