U.S.-North Korea Summit Cancelled, Now What?

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President Donald Trump has informed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he will not be attending the summit between the two leaders set to take place in Singapore on June 12, following a series of aggressive statements made by both parties. It is not yet clear whether the cancellation of the high-stakes summit marks a temporary diplomatic setback, or the end of a period of progress toward peace—and potentially the beginning of more nuclear and ballistic missile tests by the North Korea.

In a personal letter by President Trump addressed to Kim Jong Un and shared with the media, President Trump said his decision was “based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement.”

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