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Former US Ambassador Praises Trump For Canceling Summit With NoKo

Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns praised President Trump’s decision to cancel a summit with North Korea on Thursday.

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Trump announced Thursday that he was canceling the June 12 summit in Singapore because of North Korea’s “tremendous anger and open hostility” in recent statements. (RELATED: Trump Cancels US-North Korea Summit) 

During a CNBC interview shortly after the decision, Burns said Trump did the right thing.

“I think we’re witnessing diplomacy in action. I think it is a negotiating tactic by President Trump, and frankly, I think President Trump is right,” he asserted. “The North Koreans twice in the past week have issued tendencious, wildly irresponsible statements against the United States, yesterday threatening a nuclear war against the United States.”

“These are not the actions of a sincere, consistent leader,” he added. “I think it’s probably the right move by the United States to push the North Koreans back a bit, let them know about the minimal conditions that need to take a place for a summit of this nature.”

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