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North Korea’s Threat to Cancel the Singapore Summit Is Probably Empty

As if the U.S.-North Korea narrative was not already dominated by plot twists, Kim Jong-un just served up another. On Tuesday, Pyongyang threatened to cancel the planned June 12 Singapore summit between Kim and U.S. president Donald Trump. The regime is supposedly angry about long-planned joint military exercises by the U.S. and South Korea, which the allies insist are merely defensive.
“The U.S. will have to think twice about the fate of the DPRK-U.S. summit now on high agenda before a provocative military racket against the DPRK in league with the South Korean authorities,” KCNA, a state-run news agency (there are no other kinds) in North Korea thundered. Later, North Korea’s vice foreign mi…
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