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BREAKING: North Korea Threatens To CANCEL Trump Summit

President Donald Trump and the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un are scheduled to have a historic summit in Singapore on June 12. The summit is a result of the improved relations between the United States and North Korea.

Prior to the announcement of the summit in June, Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in had a historic meeting along the border between the two Koreas. During that meeting, both North and South agreed to the removal of nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula and to declare an official end to the Korean War.

All signs pointed to the warming of relations between North and South Korea. That is, until today. According to the official news agency of South Korea, Yonhap News Agency, North Korea has canceled high-level scheduled talks with South Korea.

The North Koreans cited ongoing military exercises between South Korea and the U.S. as the reason for the cancellation.

North Korean state media said that the joint exercises between South Korea and the U.S. are a “rehearsal for invasion” of North Korea. The talks between North and South Korea were intended to be a follow up to the historic border summit between the two Korean leaders.

Not only are those talks canceled, but North Korea has threatened to cancel the June 12 summit with President Trump in Singapore over the joint exercises. The Max Thunder drills are a joint effort between the South Korean military and the United States Air Force.

North Korea sees the drills as a provocation during a time when the relationship between the North and South has been improving.

The White House has not yet responded publicly to the threat from Kim Jong Un.

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