Donald Trump Cancels Secretary Of State, Mike Pompeo’s Planned Trip To North Korea
US President Donald Trump | (Photo Credits: Getty/File)

Washington, August 24: The United States (US) President Donald Trump on Friday cancelled his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo’s planned trip to North Korea. According to Trump, North Korea is not making sufficient progress for the denuclearization. The US President on his twitter handle said, “I have asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go to North Korea, at this time, because I feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

Trump blamed China for the lack of progress in this regard. The Trump administration is currently waging a trade war against China. In his earlier interview with CNBC, Trump said that there was a massive trade deficit with China. The US president also said that countries across the globe, including US’ allies partners, were taking advantage of the country. Trump had also shown willingness to slap tariffs on all $505 billion of Chinese imports.

The United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in a historic summit on June 12 at Singapore's Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island. Since taking power in 2011, it was Kim's first known trip outside Northeast Asia. At the summit, both the leaders signed a joint agreement, according to which Kim committed for 'complete denuclearization of Korean Peninsula' and Trump pledged 'security guarantees' to the North.