Summit Canceled! NORTH KOREA THREATENED U.S. WITH NUCLEAR WAR DURING SUMMIT TALKS!
24 May, 2018
President Donald Trump has CANCELED his scheduled meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un.
The president said "There was 'tremendous anger and open hostility' in yesterday's statement from North Korea."
President Trump's Letter Cancelling Summit (Updates appear below this letter)
Hal Turner Commentary
Uhhhhhhhh, sir . . . . they are an avowed enemy. We ought to expect tough rhetoric. This cancellation was a tactical blunder on OUR part.
I urge you to reconsider and re-establish the meeting. Too much is at stake for us to jerk around with niceties.
UPDATE 11:23 AM EDT --
National Security Adviser John Bolton: "I think the only diplomatic option left is to end the regime in North Korea by effectively having the South take it over"
UPDATE 11:27 AM EDT --
NORTH KOREA THREATENED US WITH NUCLEAR WAR IN TALKS - WE BELIEVE THEM - WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL
"We can also make the US taste an appalling tragedy it has neither experienced nor even imagined up to now." -NK VICE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
UPDATE 11:29 AM EDT --
"If they don't meet June 12th, that's probably the end of diplomacy. Plan B would be military operations to stop the threat that North Korea presents." - Senator Lindsey Graham
INTEL: Pentagon source. The US military think that Kim may well respond very quickly with kinetic actions. There is likely to be an immediate raising of defense posture for US forces in the Korean theater.
UPDATE 11:35 AM EDT --
America had repeatedly tried in recent days to connect with North Korea over logistics for the summit but got no response.
UPDATE 11:42 AM EDT --
SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT HAS JUST CALLED AN EMERGENCY MEETING WITH HIS SENIOR ADVISORS AND NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM
Trump's not so veiled threat came just hours after North Korea’s vice minister of foreign affairs, Choe Son Hui said that if the June 12 talks were called off, the U.S. could instead face off with North Korea in a "nuclear-to-nuclear showdown" threatening to "make the U.S. taste an appalling tragedy it has neither experienced nor even imagined up to now" and called VP Mike Pence a "political dummy" for threatening to use the "Libya Model" (which ended not so well for Muammar Gadaffi) if North Korea does not denuclearize.
A senior administration official later downplayed the idea that the meeting could be put back on track for June 12. The North Koreans, the official said, have recently stopped cooperating on preparations for the summit. For example, U.S. officials traveled to Singapore last week expecting to meet with North Korean counterparts, but the North Koreans never showed up.
“They stood us up,” the official said at a briefing for reporters conducted on condition of anonymity.
“It’s hard to resolve the diplomatic issue, which is both difficult and sensitive, with current way of communication,” Moon said in a statement. “I wish the leaders would have a more direct and closer conversation to deal with it.