Pyongyang had threatened to withdraw over ‘one-sided demands’ but Trump says he hasn’t been told talks have been cancelled

Donald Trump is still ready to meet the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, at a summit next month, despite a statement from Pyongyang that it was not interested in discussing “one-sided” demands that it give up its nuclear weapons, the White House said on Wednesday.

Asked whether the summit, planned for 12 June in Singapore, was still on, Trump told reporters: “We’ll see what happens.”

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If they want to meet, we’ll be ready and if they don’t, that’s OK too

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