Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Congressional leaders Thursday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un went completely silent ahead of the June 12th summit; adding Kim’s team failed to respond to US officials requests while preparing the face-to-face meeting.
According to the Daily Mail, Pompeo was speaking with Senators when he shed new light on President Trump’s recent decision to cancel the talks, saying the relationship between the US and North Korea will revert to “situation normal.”
“Over the past many days, we have endeavored to do what Chairman Kim and I had agreed, [which] was to put teams, preparation teams together, to begin to work to prepare for the summit,” said the Secretary of State. “And we had received no response to our inquiries from them.”
President Trump officially canceled the summit Thursday morning, blaming Kim’s “tremendous anger” and “open hostilities” for wrecking the first face-to-face meeting between the leaders of both nations in history.
“You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used,” the president wrote.
Read the full story at the Daily Mail.