5/25/2018 12:30:39 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
US President Donald Trump has called off his planned June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
In a letter to Kim on May 24, Mr Trump blamed "open hostility" from the North Korean regime for calling off what would have been the first meeting between the leaders of the two countries.
But North Korea responded on May 25 by saying Mr Kim is still willing to meet Mr Trump "at any time and in any way".
Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed regret at Mr Trump's decision to cancel the summit, but expressed hopes that efforts to find peace and stability on the Korean peninsula would continue.
Mr Trump withdrew from the summit after North Korean Foreign Affairs Vice-Minister Choe Son slammed US Vice President Mike Pence on May 23 as “ignorant and stupid” and a "political dummy" for his comments in a media interview.
In the interview, Mr Pence had said North Korea could end up like Libya, whose former leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed by US-backed rebels years after giving up atomic weapons, "if Kim Jong Un doesn't make a deal".