North Korea threatens to cancel Trump summit


North Korea has said it may pull out of a summit with US President Donald Trump if the US insists it gives up its nuclear weapons.


The highly anticipated meeting between Mr Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is due to take place on 12 June.

But in an angry statement, North Korea’s vice-foreign minister accused the US of making reckless statements and of harbouring sinister intentions.

He pointed the finger squarely at US National Security Adviser John Bolton.

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

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

Exactly what that would entail has remained unclear, but North Korea has invited foreign media to witness the dismantling of its main nuclear test site later this month.

Mr Bolton recently said North Korea could follow a “Libya model” of verifiable denuclearisation, but this alarms Pyongyang, which watched Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi give up his nuclear programme only for him to be killed by Western-backed rebels a few years later.

The BBC’s Laura Bicker in Seoul says North Korea – which had long said its nuclear arsenal is essential for its survival as a state – is now making its demands clear.


  1. america who do they think they are to stop others having nuclear whereas they themselves have it

    • USA is the self-appointed or anointed policeman of the world.
      However, it has suffered numerous defeats in several wars which it foments, for instance, the Vietnam war, Syrian war in it’s present form, and Somali wars of late 1980s.
      Or, they use citizens of a Motherland to fight each other; creating rebels, imposition deleterious, ruinous, satanic economic sanctions against poor nations; claiming democratization of the world…!

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