문 대통령 방미 48시간도 안 돼 북미회담 취소… 청와대 당혹 “정상간 대화로 해결 기대”
Following news of U.S. Trump’s cancellation of the North Korea, U.S. summit, South Korea’s presidential Blue House released a statement where President Moon expressed “regret that the North American summit was not held on June 12 as scheduled.”
He said… denuclearization of the Korean peninsular and enduring peace are historic tasks that cannot be abandoned or delayed.”
Our chief Blue House correspondent Moon Connyoung has the details. “Baffled and very regretful” were the immediate words from South Korean President Moon Jae-in in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s abrupt cancellation of the planned meeting with North
Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore that had been set for June 12th.
South Korea’s presidential Blue House said it had not received any advance notice and was caught off guard Thursday night by the cancellation.
In a statement released following an hour long emergency meeting of his National Security Council at midnight, the South Korean president urged both North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump to resolve the issue through direct dialogue.
He said, “The sensitivity and difficulty of such diplomatic issues call for direct and more close dialogue by the leaders. The current way of communication just will not work.”
Mr. Trump’s cancellation of the Singapore summit comes within 48 hours of Mr. Moon’s visit to the White House on Tuesday to solely convince the U.S. president that meeting with North Korea’s Kim was still worth it.
How and whether this will affect future Seoul, Washington relations, Seoul, Pyongyang ties, and even Pyongyang, Washington relations, we’ll have to wait and see.
Moon Connyoung, Arirang News.
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