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APNewsBreak: President Trump cancels planned summit with North Korea

Posted at 7:12 AM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 10:12:20-04

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling planned summit with North Korea(all times local):
    
10:05 a.m.
    
President Donald Trump says North Korea’s leader should not "hesitate to call me or write" if he changes his mind about their now-canceled summit.
    
Trump announced Thursday that he had canceled a summit planned with Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12.
    
Trump released a letter to Kim saying his decision was based on "the tremendous anger and open hostility" in Kim’s most recent statement. Trump did not explain what triggered his decision.
    
But in a statement, the North Korean government had referred to Vice President Mike Pence as a "political dummy" and said it is just as ready to meet in a nuclear confrontation as at the negotiating table.
    
But Trump tells Kim "please do not hesitate to call me or write" should he change his mind about a one-on-one meeting.

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