President Donald Trump’s cancellation of the summit meeting with the leader of North Korea didn’t come as a complete surprise because he had hinted at such a move several times.
The president cited the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement from North Korea as the reason for canceling the June 12 meeting.
In a letter to North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, the president said he felt it was “inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.”
The president says the North Koreans talk about their nuclear capabilities, “but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.”
The differences between the two countries on major issues are so great we doubt if anything positive would come from the summit. But it doesn’t hurt to talk.
We would not be surprised if another meeting between the two countries is scheduled in the near future.
It’s a “wait and see” what happens type of situation. Since China is very much interested in what happens, it may force North Korea to change its attitude. China knows its people would not stand for another war — it might lead to a revolution.
It’s a tense situation, but it’s been that way for 65 years!