North Korea Cancels Talks With South And Sends Chilling Warning To US
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has pulled out of talks with South Korea and has sent a chilling message to the United States, just one month before him and US President Donald Trump are scheduled for a historic meeting in Singapore.
Talks between the two nations were put on hold after the notoriously secretive nation pulled out of talks with South Korea, which were supposed to take place on Wednesday.
It came as a result of the joint military exercises involving South Korea and the US, which has angered the leader of the DPRK.
According to their official KCNA news agency, the exercises were a ‘provocation’ and practice for a potential invasion.
A warning was sent to the US which put into question the historic meeting between Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump which is set for 12 June.
Back in March, the normally abrasive Commander-in-Chief shocked the world after he extended an olive branch to the despotic leader. It came after tensions between the two reached a boiling point with Trump threatened Kim with ‘fire and fury’and Kim responding back in labelling the President a dotard.
Things did appear to be on the right track however after a historic meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea towards the end of April.
Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean leader to step foot in South Korea since the end of the Korean War in 1953.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Mr Kim shook hands at the border, with the North Korean leader saying he hoped to have a ‘frank’ discussion.
Audiences watched as the pair stepped across the demarcation line into North Korea, and stepping back into South Korea, while holding hands. The meeting, as well as the holding of hands, was apparently an unscripted moment during what was labelled a ‘highly choreographed sequence of events’.
In a guestbook, Kim Jong-un wrote:
A new history begins now – at the starting point of history and the era of peace.
It was the first meeting between Korean leaders in more than 10 years.
According to reports, Moon Jae-in said there were ‘high expectations’ they could produce an agreement which will be a ‘big gift to the entire Korean nation and every peace loving person in the world’.
The White House said it was ‘hopeful’ the talks between the two leaders would make ‘progress toward peace and prosperity’.
Following the meeting Moon Jae-in praised the efforts of Trump, claiming he should receive a Nobel Peace Prize for his involvement in the meeting which was to set about the denuclearisation of the North.
Efforts to reconcile were underway with North Korea moving its time zone by half an hour to align with South Korea, while South Korea promised to stop blaring propaganda over the border through the use of loudspeakers.
However, it seems all the efforts have been for nought following Kim Jong-un’s decision to pull out of any further talks with their neighbours to the South. It also puts into question the proposed meeting between Kim Jong-un and Trump, considering the two are very outspoken characters on the international stage.
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