North Korea threatens to cancel Trump summit

WASHINGTON- North Korea has threatened that they will pull out of the highly anticipated meeting between Mr Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is due to take place on 12 June if Washington insists they give up their nuclear weapons.

An angry statement released by North Korea’s vice-foreign minister accused the US of making reckless statements and claimed that the US have sinister intentions.

He put the blame on US National Security Adviser John Bolton.

Kim Kye-gwan said, “We do not hide our feeling of repugnance towards him,”

The groundbreaking agreement for Mr Kim and Mr Trump to meet comes after North Korea said it was committed to denuclearising the Korean peninsula.

What this really entails, remains unclear, but North Korea has invited foreign media to witness the dismantling of its main nuclear test site later in this month.

North Korea has now made it clear their intentions for the meeting, Mr Kim said,

If the US,¬† “corners us and unilaterally demands we give up nuclear weapons we will no longer have an interest in talks” and “will have to reconsider” attending the 12 June summit in Singapore.

He said North Korea did have “high hopes” but that it was “very unfortunate that the US is provoking us ahead of the summit by spitting out ludicrous statements”.

Mr Bolton said that North Korea could follow the ‘Libya model’ of verifiable denuclearisation but this statement alarmed North Korea, after Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi gave up his nuclear programme only to be killed by Western back rebels a few years later.

Photo Credit- Daily Sabah

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