North Korea may back out of summit with U.S.

North Korea says it may reconsider meeting with Donald Trump if it's pressured to get rid of its nuclear weapons. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.
2:04 | 05/16/18

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But now to the other big breaking these story from overnight North Korea has issued a new threat. That could jeopardize their upcoming summit between president trump and Kim Jung on the regime is apparently upset at some of the demands being made by the White House. To break to ABC's Jimmy Norman with the latest on all of this to make good morning. Kenneth good morning the White House already face the hurdles in getting the summit sat up and a location nailed down and now another obstacle with North Korea threatening to pull out. A setback for president Trump's highly anticipated high stakes summit with North Korea. The north. Angry about the annual US South Korea joint military exercises now under way we have not heard anything from that government or the government of South Korea. To indicate that out we would not continue conducting these exercises the State Department seemingly caught off guard. North Korea abruptly canceling a plea and meeting today with South Korea. And the north central news agency with a message. The United States will also have to undertake careful deliberations about the fate of the plan to North Korea US summit in light of this provocative military ruckus. All of this just a week after president trump welcomed home three American prisoners released by North Korea. Freezing and younger are. I really. My. Actually do. Three incredible people I really think he wants to do some thing had. Bring that country into the real world president trump making clear his main objective is it denuclearization Korean Peninsula but overnight North Korean officials. In a statement warning. If the US is trying to drive us into a corner to force our unilateral nuclear abandonment. We will no longer be interested in such dialogue and can not put reconsider our proceeding to the DP RK US summit. And a top North Korean official warned president trump and not to follow in the footsteps of his predecessors. Adding if he does he will be quote more tragic and unsuccessful. Tennis never dull moment with North Korea Ginny Norman for us from DC thank you.

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