TRUMP: SUMMIT WAS CUT SHORT AFTER NORTH KOREA DEMANDED END OF SANCTIONS

US President Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi on the evening of the 27th to kick off the second meeting.

President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un failed to strike a nuclear deal Thursday, abruptly ending their highly promoted summit hours early and leaving the fate of North Korea’s nuclear weapons up in the air.

“Sometimes you have to walk,” Trump told reporters, though he expressed the hope that U.S. and North Korean negotiators could keep talking.

The two first held separate closed-door talks at the Sofitel Legend Metropolitan Hotel in Hanoi, followed by a dinner.

The leaders of the two countries shook hands and photographed before the international media. They talked and laughed, and then they were interviewed by reporters. Kim Jong-un said that he is convinced that the “Golden Specialist” will achieve satisfactory results for everyone. He said: “We have overcome all obstacles and have come here today.” US President Trump said that he expected the summit to be “very Successful summit. He said: “It is an honor to be with the chairman.”

After accepting a brief media interview, the two held closed-door talks. The dinner restricted the number of media entering the venue. When Trump and Kim Jong-un stepped into the dinner room, a reporter asked Trump whether there was any plan to announce the end of the Korean War. Rump responded “We look at it.”

After the closed meeting, the White House issued a press release to the media to disclose the content of the conversation. At 6:33 local time, Kim Jong-un said to Trump: “It’s been 261 days since I met in Singapore last June.” And this second meeting was successfully attributed to Trump’s team.

Kim Jong-un pointed out that there have been many misunderstandings in the past 261 days, and people from all walks of life have misinterpreted the current situation. It seems that the hostility of the past still exists. However, we can overcome all difficulties and meet again in Hanoi today, 261 days later.

He also stressed: “Now we sit side by side and give us hope that we will always succeed in time.”

Trump then expressed his gratitude and said that it is his pleasure to meet with Kim Jong-un. He said: “The first meeting between us was very successful. We are very satisfied with you.” He expects that the second meeting will be as good as last time, or even better.

Trump said that the biggest progress is the friendly relationship between the two parties.

Trump also praised the potential of North Korea’s economic development. He said to Kim Jong-un: “As I told the media and everyone, I feel that your country has great potential for economic development.”

U.S. President Donald Trump said he cut short his nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because the two sides could not agree on sanctions,

“It wasn’t a good thing to be signing anything,” Trump said during a post-summit news conference. “We had some options, and at this time we decided not to do any of the options.”

Still, Trump described the talks as productive, and highlighted his relationship with Kim.

“Basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we couldn’t do that,” Trump said. “We had to walk away from that particular suggestion. We had to walk away from that.”

The White House said Thursday that the nuclear summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was cut short and no agreement was reached.

U.S. President Donald Trump said he cut short his nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because the two sides could not agree on sanctions,

“It wasn’t a good thing to be signing anything,” Trump said during a post-summit news conference. “We had some options, and at this time we decided not to do any of the options.”

Still, Trump described the talks as productive, and highlighted his relationship with Kim.

“Basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we couldn’t do that,” Trump said. “We had to walk away from that particular suggestion. We had to walk away from that.”

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