North Korea has threatened to pull out of a summit with US President Donald Trump if Washington pressures it to give up its nuclear programme.

North Korea’s vice-foreign minister Gwan Kim Kye made this statement hours after North Korea abruptly canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea. He threatened to do the same with the planned summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump next month.

The highly anticipated meeting between the leaders is due to take place on June 12, BBC reported.

The North Korea’s vice-Foreign Minister accused the US of making reckless statements and of harbouring sinister intentions. He points the finger squarely at US National Security Adviser John Bolton.

“We do not hide our feeling of repugnance towards him,” said Kim Kye-gwan.

The groundbreaking agreement for Mr Kim and Mr Trump to meet came about as North Korea said it was committed to denuclearising the Korean peninsula.

Exactly what that would entail has remained unclear, but North Korea has invited foreign media to witness the dismantling of its main nuclear test site later this month.

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