North Korea has responded to President Trump’ letter to Kim Jong Un in which the U.S. president alerted him that he had canceled the summit between the two nations. The meeting was scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, but following some aggressive rhetoric and more nuclear threats from North Korea, Trump nixed it.
In a new statement, Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan told the U.S. they are still willing to talk “at any time, at any format.” More from the Associated Press:
Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan issued a statement Friday saying North Korea is “willing to give the U.S. time and opportunities” to reconsider talks.
Kim says North Korea’ “objective and resolve to do our best for the sake of peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and all humankind remain unchanged.”
Kim is calling Trump’ decision “unexpected” and “very regrettable,” and says the cancellation of the talks shows “how grave the status of historically deep-rooted hostile North Korea-U.S. relations is and how urgently a summit should be realized to improve ties.”