A meeting with North Korean officials and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was called off over disagreements regarding the end of the Korean War.
North Korean officials reportedly sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that read, “The U.S. is still not ready to meet [North Korean] expectations in terms of taking a step forward to sign a peace treaty.”
President Trump called off the meeting between the North Koreans and Pompeo after receiving the letter.
North Korean official Kim Yong Chol arrived at the White House Friday to deliver a letter from leader Kim Jong-un to the president of the United States in response to the cancellation of the June 12 summit in Singapore.
On May 24, the U.S. president sent the North Korean leader a letter that called for the cancellation of the planned summit between the two countries which was set to take place June 12 in Singapore.
Friday, former spy leader Kim Yong Chol delivered a response to the U.S. president which reportedly requested that the two countries move forward with the meeting.
In response, the president of the U.S. declared that the meeting is officially back on.
The date for the highly-anticipated meeting between the U.S. president and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un is set to take place June 12 in Singapore.
The meeting comes only weeks after the historic Panmunjom Declaration was signed by North and South Korea, ushering in peaceful relations between the two countries for the first time in 68 years.
The current president of the United States was met with chants of “Nobel! Nobel! Nobel!” at a rally in Washington, Michigan, which he attended in lieu of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Apparently, his supporters were shouting this particular mantra in response to the progress in relations between North and South Korea, but we aren’t quite sure what the president had to do with the Panmunjom Declaration.
What’s more, House Republicans have backed the chants with action and have officially nominated the president for the Nobel Peace Prize.
He wasn’t present at the meeting, did not coordinate or facilitate the meeting, nor did he nor his administration have any hand in the drafting of the peace declaration.
So why should he get the Nobel?