Show patience, goodwill, China tells US, North Korea after Trump cancels summit

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It comes after the president cancelled a meeting with Kim Jong Un that were scheduled for 12 June.

President Donald Trump canceled his meeting with Kim planned in Singapore in June. Beijing had backed the summit and was possibly taken unawares with the cancellation following heated exchanges between Washington and Pyongyang this week.

That statement referred to USA vice president Mike Pence as a "political dummy" for his comments on the North and said it was up to the Americans whether they would "meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown".

A senior White House official said the decision to back out of the summit came after North Korea reneged on promises to allow global inspectors to observe the demolition of a nuclear site yesterday and failed to show up at a meeting with South Korean counterparts.

"Under the current circumstances we hope both the DPRK and the United States can cherish the recent positive progress, stay patient, show goodwill, move in the same direction and continue to stay committed to promoting the denuclearisation of the peninsula", he added.

"In a contest of who can be the most erratic leader, President Trump beats Kim Jong Un hands-down", Joel Wit, founder of the respected 38 North website which monitors North Korea, wrote on Twitter.

Hence, The Guardian in its article titled 'The Guardian view on the North Korea summit: a crisis foretold' highlights that Trump's decision to call-off the meeting "appears as hastily made and ill-considered as his decision to hold it". "We would like to make known to the USA side once again that we have the intent to sit with the USA side to solve problem regardless of ways at any time". Moon says Trump's move to cancel the summit was "very perplexing" and calls for Washington and Pyongyang to get the talks back on track. Pompeo first travelled to North Korea in his capacity as the CIA Director last month and again this month as the Secretary of State.

Kim concluded that North Korea remains "willing to sit down with the United States any time, in any format, to resolve the problems".

Trump told reporters on his way to board the presidential helicopter that US officials are in talks with North Korea after the country's "very nice statement" on Friday.

Trump cited "tremendous anger and open hostility" from North Korea in saying that it would be "inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting".

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Trump called it "a missed opportunity" and said someday he still hoped to meet Kim. "It could even be the twelfth", he said.

He said: "His sudden and unilateral announcement to cancel the summit is something unexpected to us and we cannot but feel great regret for it".

Trump made his remarks on the south lawn of the White House before boarding Marine One for the flight to Annapolis, Md., where he delivered the commencement address to graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy.

The North Korean government on Friday said it is still "willing to give the US time and opportunities" to reconsider talks "at any time, at any format".

There were a series of "broken promises" from Pyongyang, the official told reporters, including when the White House sent the deputy chief of staff to Singapore to meet North Korean diplomats ahead of the summit.

But many felt the Trump administration was rushing into a summit too quickly, with insufficient preparation.

South Korea scrambled to salvage the diplomatic process that began with the North's agreement to participate in the Olympics earlier this year and culminated in President Moon Jae-in's high-profile summit with Kim in the heavily fortified border area last month.

"We got a lot of dial tones, Senator", he told committee chairman Bob Corker.

Trump suggested this week that China was to blame for "a little change" in Kim's attitude.

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