On May 24 (US time), President Trump announced to cancel the ‘US-North Korea Summit Meeting’ which had been scheduled for June 12. Just before the President’s announcement, the explosions of North Korea’s nuclear test site in Punggye-ri were shown to foreign journalists invited by Kim Jong-un.
President Trump’s announcement has frightened me for a moment, but I feel it would probably be not so serious. Today, North Korea’s First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan has announced his statement to respond to President Trump’s cancellation of the summit meeting. Indeed he expressed North Korea’s great regret, but he also expressed North Korea’s appreciation for President Trump’s decision and efforts to hold the summit meeting, in a conciliatory tone which had never been expressed by North Korea before. Kim mentioned, “…we have the intent to sit with the US side to solve problems regardless of ways at any time.” Both countries are trying to take the leadership and gain international acceptance, aiming to attain their respective diplomatic effects.
President Trump is endowed with quick wits and courage to act. I cannot help but think that the President is a mirror, in other words, a model, as a leader.