[Breaking] Trump cancels North Korean summit, citing 'tremendous anger'

  • Published : May 24, 2018 - 23:03
  • Updated : May 24, 2018 - 23:19

WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump is canceling the planned June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility'' in a recent statement from North Korea.
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Trump says in a letter to Kim released Thursday by the White House that based on the statement, he felt it was "inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.''

The president says the North Koreans talk about their nuclear capabilities, "but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.'' (AP)