As per reports, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to North Korea has apparently been canceled by President Donald Trump, as he reportedly received a mysterious and hostile letter from Kim Jong Un’s government.
In a segment with The Washington Post Senior officials in the Trump administration said that Pompeo received the letter from Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party Central Committee, on Friday morning, which was shown to Trump. However, Officials did not reveal how the letter was transmitted.
The contents of the letter have not been revealed publicly, but reports state that it is apparently hostile enough for Trump to nix Pompeo’s travels and issue a series of tweets.
In his tweet Trump said that he looks forward to meeting North Korea’s Chairman Kim soon, he also said that Secretary Pompeo would visit North Korea sometime in the near future, most likely after USA’s Trading relationship with China is resolved.
According to Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, on Saturday, August 25th she told CNN that Pompeo was in the room when Trump posted these tweets.
In response to Pompeo’s abrupt cancelation, North Korea’s state newspaper responded on Monday, August 27th accusing the US of plotting to “unleash a war” on Pyongyang while continuing to negotiate “with a smile on its face.”
As per published in Sunday’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper, the official mouthpiece of the ruling Worker’s Party of Korea, it called out “extremely dangerous and provocative ” US military activities in the region, while also claiming that a flying drill was done by US “special units” in the Philippines feigning “the infiltration into Pyongyang.”
The Newspaper also further claimed that Green Berets and some other special forces were transported from Okinawa, Japan to the Jinhae naval base south Korea by the USS Michigan, a nuclear Navy submarine somewhere in late July or early August.
Off late Relations between North Korea and the US have seemed to have taken a wrong turn as the US asked North Korea to reveal its secret nuclear facilities, and North Korea denied having any such facility.