Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

US Hasn't "Heard Anything" About North Korea's Threat To Cancel Planned Summit

US Hasn't

"But we have never sought economic development by pinning expectations on the USA and such a deal will never happen going forward either", Kim added.

"If the US is trying to drive us into a corner to force our unilateral nuclear abandonment, we will no longer be interested in such dialogue and can not but reconsider our proceeding to the DPRK-US summit", Kim said.

North Korea threatened Wednesday to withdraw from the June 12 summit in Singapore if Washington seeks to push Pyongyang into unilaterally giving up its nuclear arsenal.

A statement from Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday said the White House was "aware of the South Korean media report" and that the United States "will look at what North Korea has said independently, and continue to coordinate closely with our allies".

American newspapers reported that the military exercises, codenamed "Max Thunder", began on Friday and have involved about 100 USA and South Korean warplanes, including B-52 bombers. "If it doesn't, we'll continue the maximum pressure campaign that's been ongoing", said spokesperson Sarah Sanders.

May 15, the DPRK leadership said that the meeting, Kim Jong-UN and U.S. President trump may not happen.

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North Korean official further said that if the Trump administration was "genuinely committed to improving ties with Pyongyang, they will receive a deserving response". Trump should do the same, thinking strategically about the motivations of all the summit's key players: North Korea, China, South Korea, Japan, and Russian Federation.

KCNA also described the U.S. In addition to scheduling a meeting, the North had also released three American detainees, detainees whom Trump claimed had been treated reasonably well.

The message was issued by the standing committee of South Korea's National Security Council (NSC) after North Korea cancelled Wednesday's talks for implementing the Panmunjom Declaration signed on 27 April between its leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, EFE news reported.

At a daily briefing, foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said North Korea and the U.S. should ensure the summit ran as planned and yielded "substantial outcomes". After announcing early Wednesday that it was pulling out of high-level talks with Seoul because of a new round of U.S. Such tactics could only prove Kim's olive branch is nothing but a disguised peace gesture to avoid a potential USA pre-emptive strike or buy time to develop a nuclear arsenal.

The North views such military drills as practice for invasion of its country, even though the drill has been scheduled for some time now, and military drills often take place.

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