President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he had asked his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, to cancel a planned trip to North Korea because there had not been enough progress in talks so far, CNBC reported.
Trump also indicated on Twitter that he holds China responsible in part for the lack of progress. "I do not believe they are helping with the process of denuclearization as they once were," Trump wrote, and claimed the shortage of help was "because of our much tougher Trading stance with China,."
The Trump administration is currently waging a trade war against China, with escalating tariffs on both sides. The latest round of tariffs went into effect this week, despite negotiations held between the US and China during the past few days.