Much awaited Trump-Kim meeting likely to be delayed

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Much awaited Trump-Kim meeting likely to be delayed

Washington: The scheduled North Korean-United States summit is likely to get delayed in the wake of recent instances of inter-Korean disagreements.

Earlier on Monday (local time) South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in the United States to hold a bilateral summit with President Donald Trump ahead of the anticipated US-North Korean summit.

Trump reportedly raised the possibility of delaying the June 12 summit in a meeting with North Korean leader Kim in the White House.

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In response to it, Moon had reportedly said that the United States is one-step closer to ensure reunification of the two Koreas as it urged the latter not to call off the summit.

In lieu of the delay, the future of the international forum – the peace and future for the Korean Peninsula – also lies in uncertainty.
Earlier on May 18, North Korea had threatened to call off the summit with the US due to the latter’s on-going military drills with South Korea and also cancelled high-level talks with South Korea due to the same.

The high-level talks were meant to take place on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom as a follow up to the inter-Korean summit held last month.

As reported by North Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday, military drills called ‘Max Thunder’ took place between the US and South Korea air forces which had negatively impacted inter-Korean relations.


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