North Korea threatens to cancel Trump-Kim meet over push to drop nuclear program, ‘provocative’ U.S. military drills

Why would you run a military drill when you got Kim to the bargaining table? Whyyyyyy?

North Korea is getting cold feet.

The isolation nation pledged to back out of a highly-anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and President Trump if economic aid is contingent on abandoning its budding nuclear program.

The unsurprising reversal comes as the Kim regime took exception to ongoing U.S. military drills on the Korean peninsula and nixed away from high-level talks with South Korean officials slated for Wednesday.

In a lengthy manifesto, the North’s vice minister of Foreign Affairs taunted Trump for botching peace talks like U.S. leaders before him.

“If President Trump follows in the footsteps of his predecessors, he will be recorded as more tragic and unsuccessful president than his predecessors, far from his initial ambition to make unprecedented success,” according to an English translation of Kim Kye Gwan’s statement.

The letter, released through the state-run Korean Central News Agency, also targeted National Security Advisor John Bolton for suggesting North Korea dismantle its arsenal like Libya, which destroyed its rudimentary nuclear program in the 2000s in exchange for sanctions relief.

“It is absolutely absurd to dare compare the DPRK, a nuclear weapon state, to Libya which had been at the initial state of nuclear development,” the statement continued.

“We shed light on the quality of Bolton already in the past, and we do not hide our feeling of repugnance toward him.”

The country earlier blasted joint military exercises between the U.S. and the South as unnecessarily “provocative” amid otherwise warming ties.


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