North Korea Threatens to Call Off Summit Meeting With Trump – 15 May 2018

South Korean soldiers near the Demilitarized Zone on Tuesday.CreditYonhap/EPA, via Shutterstock

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea threw President Trump’s planned summit meeting with its leader, Kim Jong-un, into doubt … , threatening to call off the landmark encounter if the United States insisted on “unilateral nuclear abandonment.”

The warning, made by the North’s disarmament negotiator, caught Trump administration officials off guard and set off an internal debate over whether Mr. Kim was merely posturing in advance of the meeting in Singapore next month or was erecting a serious new hurdle.