BREAKING NEWS: Trump CANCELS His Summit With Kim Because Of His ‘Open Hostility And Tremendous Anger’ After North Korea Insults Mike Pence
- North Korea ‘s vice foreign minister Choe Son Hui slammed Pence in remarks on Wednesday, calling him a ‘political dummy’ and ‘ignorant and stupid’
- Pence told Fox News on Monday that North Korea could end up like Libya if it doesn’t make a deal with Trump, leading to the outrage
- Trump said it would be ‘inappropriate’ to hold talks at this time after Choe’s rant
- ‘You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never be used,’ he said in a letter to Kim
- President told DailyMail.com on Wednesday before the latest volley that he’d make a decision about the June 12 Singapore summit ‘next week’
President Donald Trump called off his summit with Kim Jong-un on Thursday after North Korea hurled insults at Vice President Mike Pence.
Trump said it would be ‘inappropriate’ to hold talks at this time after the Kim regime again tested the limits of his patience.
‘You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never be used,’ he said in a letter to Kim that the White House distributed.
North Korea’s vice foreign minister had slammed Pence for his ‘unbridled and impudent remarks that North Korea might end like Libya.’
Choe Son Hui also said the future of the summit between Pyongyang and Washington is ‘entirely’ up to the United States, as she condemned an interview Pence gave to Fox News.
‘You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never be used,’ he said in a letter to Kim that the White House distributed
Trump said in his letter to Kim that as a result of the ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’ demonstrated by North Korea in the latest back and forth, he was pulling out of the June 12 meeting to discuss Pyongyang’s nuclear program.
‘I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting,’ Trump said hours after North Korea publicly destroyed much of its Punggye-ri nuclear test site. ‘Therefore, please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit, for the good of both parties, but to the detriment of the world, will not take place.’
The U.S. president went on to say that he hopes to meet Kim one day and that the good dialogue that was building up between the two nations prior to the recent provocations remains promising.
Trump’s letter to Kim followed a string of threats from the North to call off the summit that had been brokered to discuss a commitment to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The president told DailyMail.com on Wednesday that he’d know whether he was moving forward with the Singapore summit ‘next week.’ That was before North Korea’s latest volley, which included the assault on Pence.
‘We will neither beg the U.S. for dialogue nor take the trouble to persuade them if they do not want to sit together with us,’ said Choe Son Hui, according to a report by North Korea’s central news agency on Thursday.
She added: ‘I cannot suppress my surprise at such ignorant and stupid remarks gushing out from the mouth of the US vice-president.
North Korea called Vice Presidnet Mike Pence ‘ignorant and stupid’ for comments he made comparing the state to Libya. The vice president is pictured on Wednesday in Connecticut
‘We could surmise more than enough what a political dummy he is (Pence), as he is trying to compare the DPRK, a nuclear weapon state, to Libya that had simply installed a few items of equipment and fiddled around with them.’
Choe Son Hui, North Korea’s vice foreign minister, said: ‘We will neither beg the U.S. for dialogue nor take the trouble to persuade them if they do not want to sit together with us’
Choe said she could suggest to leader Kim that he reconsider the summit, if the United States offends the North’s good will.
Pence was a focal point in the initial stages of diplomacy between the U.S. and North Korea.
He attended the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympic Games in February alongside Kim’s sister, Kim Yo Jong. He did not talk to the North Korean emissary during the games, instead previewing during the trip another round of U.S. sanctions.
In a Monday in an interview with Fox New’s Martha MacCallum that came as the summit hung in the balance, Pence responded to North Korean complaints about comments that had been made by Trump national security advisor John Bolton.
‘You know, there was some talk of the Libyan model last week. And as the president made clear, this will only end like the Libyan model ended if Kim Jong-un doesn’t make a deal,’ he said.
Pence warned, ‘It would be a great mistake for Kim to think he could play Donald Trump.’
‘We really hope that Kim Jong Un will seize the opportunity to dismantle his nuclear weapons program, and do so by peaceable means.’
In the letter calling off the June 12 summit, Trump indicated he’d be open to putting a new date on the calendar for talks with Kim, who he again thanked for releasing three American hostages earlier this month.
‘I felt a wonderful dialogue was building up between you and me, and ultimately, it is only that dialogue that matters,’ he said. ‘Some day, I look very much forward to meeting you. In the meantime, I want to thank you for the release of the hostages who are now home with their families. That was a beautiful gesture and was very much appreciated.’
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just happened to be testifying on Capitol Hill on Thursday when the White House circulated the letter.
‘I don’t believe in that sense that we’re in a position to believe that there could be a successful outcome,’ he said. ‘I think that’s what the president communicated pretty clearly in his letter.’
Pompeo said that the U.S. had reached out to North Korea about its own threats to cancel talks, ‘And we had received no response to our inquiries from them.’
‘I think the American team is fully prepared. I think we’re rocking. I think we’re ready. I think we’re prepared for this meeting. I think President Trump is prepared for this meeting. We were fully, fully engaged over the past weeks to prepare for this meeting,’ he told a senator. ;So I disagree with your assessment that the Americans are not ready.’