Trump Casts Doubt on North Korea Meeting
After Pyongyang’s threats to skip a planned meeting with President Donald Trump next month in Singapore, the U.S. leader now says there’s a “very substantial chance” the summit may not happen. North Korea refused last week to abide by American demands that it unilaterally denuclearize before the meeting without any concessions on the U.S. side. But Trump backed away from that demand yesterday, leaving open the possibility of a phased dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear program. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he’s still optimistic for the June 12 meeting.