🎧 ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: ‚ÄėDear Mr. Chairman ‚Ķ‚Äô | New York Times

Listened to ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: ‚ÄėDear Mr. Chairman ‚Ķ‚Äô by Michael Barbaro from nytimes.com

President Trump abruptly canceled on Thursday the highly anticipated summit meeting with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, that was scheduled to take place on June 12. In a letter to Mr. Kim announcing his decision, Mr. Trump wrote, ‚ÄúThe world, and North Korea in particular, has lost a great opportunity for lasting peace.‚ÄĚ

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‚Äʬ†Mark Landler, who covers the White House for The New York Times.

Background reading:

‚ÄĘ Mr. Trump¬†announced his decision to call off the summit meeting¬†in a strikingly personal¬†letter that contained mixed messages, both raising the possibility of military action against the North and leaving the door open for a future diplomatic encounter between the two men.

‚ÄĘ The announcement¬†came hours after North Korea appeared to destroy its only known nuclear test site¬†in a spectacle that was attended by foreign journalists and was meant to be a sign of good faith ahead of the meeting with Mr. Trump.

‚ÄĘ North Korea¬†responded in a carefully worded statement¬†that it remained ‚Äúwilling to sit down with the United States any time, in any format, to resolve the problems.‚ÄĚ

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