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Trump: US hasn’t been notified about menace to cancel summit

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump stated Wednesday the U.S. hasn’t been notified about North Korea’s menace to cancel his deliberate summit with Kim Jong Un (The Rocket Man) subsequent month.

North Korea threatened earlier within the day to scrap the historic summit between Trump and Kim, saying it has little interest in a “one-sided” affair meant to strain the North to desert its nuclear weapons. Trump maintained that he’ll nonetheless insist on the nation’s denuclearization ought to the summit go on.

“We haven’t been notified at all” concerning the menace, Trump stated as he welcomed the president of Uzbekistan to the White Home.

He added: “We haven’t seen anything. We haven’t heard anything. We will see what happens.”

The warning from North Korea’s first vice international minister got here after the nation abruptly canceled a high-level assembly with South Korea to protest U.S.-South Korean navy workouts that the North has lengthy claimed are an invasion rehearsal.

Nationwide Safety Adviser John Bolton advised Fox Information Radio Wednesday that “we are trying to be both optimistic and realistic at the same time.”

Bolton, who was referred to as out by identify by the North for saying that the U.S. is in search of to hunt an final result just like Libya’s unilateral nuclear disarmament, stated the private assault raised query of “whether this really is a sign that that they’re not taking our objective of denuclearization seriously.”

Press secretary Sarah Sanders stated earlier Wednesday that preparations for the summit had been ongoing regardless of the cancellation menace and that Trump is “hopeful” the assembly will nonetheless happen.

“If it doesn’t we’ll continue the maximum pressure campaign that’s been ongoing,” she advised Fox & Pals.

Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden stated he’s involved that talks are “really being oversimplified” by the White Home.

“This is not a like condo deal where two people sit down and hash out a number of outstanding issues and then they say ‘Well, some lawyers can write it up,’” he stated.

AP writers Jill Colvin and Deb Riechmann contributed to this report.

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