On Sunday, the North Korean state-run news agency KCNA warned against attempts to derail the upcoming summit between the North Korean leader and the US president.
"If the upcoming DPRK-U.S. negotiations end without results as wished by the opponent forces, the U.S. people will never be cleared of the security threats that threw them into panic and then responsibility will be placed on those due”, KCNA said.
The news outlet went on to slam Donald Trump for "lending an ear" to the opponents of the ongoing efforts settle the North Korean nuclear issue.
The development comes amid reports Kim Jong-un crossed China by train on Sunday en route to Hanoi to hold the second high profile meeting with his American counterpart.
The summit will be held roughly eight months after a historic Singapore meeting that saw the first ever meeting between an American president and a North Korean leader, and ended in Washington and Pyongyang pledging to work together until the complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
As the summit draws closer, The Washington Post reported, citing White House aides that POTUS may be pressured into making a major concession on Pyongyang’s denuclearisation in a bid to secure a commitment “he can herald as a political victory”, adding that the US and North Korea are yet to agree on a basic definition of what denuclearisation means to each party.