'We'll see' on North Korea's threat to abandon summit

President Trump is scheduled to hold a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore. MUST CREDIT Washington Post

President Trump is scheduled to hold a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore. MUST CREDIT Washington Post

Cancellation of the summit, the first between US and North Korean leaders, would deal a major blow to what would be the biggest diplomatic achievement of Trump's presidency.

Bolton is also not surprised at North Korea called him "awfully sinister" for saying Libya's decision to denuclearize during the George W. Bush administration is a model for USA policy on North Korea. "He'll be there and he'll be ready".

"If the Trump Administration is genuinely committed to improving NK-US relations and come out to the NK-US summit, they will receive a deserving response", Kim Kye-gwan, First Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was quoted as saying by the official KCNA news agency.

Trump announced last week that the "highly anticipated meeting" with Kim would take place in Singapore on June 12.

US President Donald Trump sounded a note of caution Wednesday about his much-vaunted summit with Kim Jong Un, saying "we'll see" after Pyongyang threatened to cancel.

Later addressing reporters at the White House, Trump said Washington would not drop its insistence on denuclearization, adding the US has not been notified of any change to the June 12 summit slated to take place in the city-state of Singapore.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has met twice with Kim over the past two months in what was seen as an attempt to ensure China's interests are upheld in any negotiations between the US and North Korea.

"We have already stated our intention for denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and made clear on several occasions that precondition for denuclearisation is to put an end to anti-DPRK hostile policy and nuclear threats and blackmail of the United States", Kim said.

Xi Wednesday hosted a meeting with its leader Pak Thae Song, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, the North's ruling party.

Reacting to the reports from Pyongyang, the White House said it was "still hopeful" the summit will proceed despite North Korea's threat to cancel it.

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North Korea is threatening to cancel its upcoming, much-anticipated summit with the United States - and it already cancelled a high-level meeting with South Korea - because the us and South Korea are conducting a military drill.

Some suggested that Mr. Trump needed to rein in Mr. Bolton - a point the North Korean official, Mr. Kim, appeared to be making in his statement.

The North has said it won't return to talks with Seoul due to the exercises.

She also added that the exercises are "certainly not provocative".

-South Korean military exercises now taking place.

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