Trump, Moon talk N Korea’s threat
SEOUL – Agence France-Presse
U.S. President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on May 20 discussed North Korea’s recent threats to cancel its unprecedented summit with Washington, Seoul’s presidential office said.
After weeks of warm words and diplomatic backslapping, Pyongyang abruptly threatened to pull out of the planned summit next month because of U.S. demands for “unilateral nuclear abandonment”, according to the North’s official KCNA news agency.
The two leaders agreed to “work closely” for the success of the landmark summit in Singapore on June 12, which would be the first meeting between a sitting U.S. President and a North Korean leader.
They are due to meet in Washington on May 22. North Korea’s sudden shift in attitude followed a weeks-long charm offensive that has seen leader Kim Jong Un hold a summit with Moon and meet twice with Chinese President Xi Jinping.