Trump says U.S. military is "ready if necessary" after withdrawing from summit | NK News
July 24, 2024

Trump says U.S. military is “ready if necessary” after withdrawing from summit

But U.S. president leaves door open for summit to take place at a later time

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said the country's military was "ready if necessary" after pulling out of a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un originally scheduled for June 12.

Making his first statement after his letter to Kim announcing the cancellation was released earlier in the day, Trump also said that he had spoken to allies in the region.

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