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No deal is made in Hanoi before President Trump leaves


Instead of demonstrating how diplomatic gamble of President Trump in Hanoi summit with Kim Jong Un works, no joint agreement is made after Kim insisted on lifting all US sanctions on North Korea.

US President said Kim agreed to dismantle his nuclear arsenal which was not sufficient to end debilitating sanctions on North Korea.

“Sometimes you have to walk. This was just one of those times. “, Trump stated during a news conference.

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“I’ve been saying very much from the beginning that speed is not that important to me. Speed is not important to me. What is important is that we do the right deal”, Trump stated at the summit’s outset.

“Speed is not that important to me,” says Trump about denuclearisation

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However, the hope of President Trump to come into concrete pathway toward denuclearization reflects an anticlimax to prove naysayers of his diplomacy wrong.

The exact definition of denuclearization was US & North Korea to remain at odds that is considered the ostensible goal of efforts.

“He has a certain vision and it’s not exactly our vision, but it’s a lot closer than it was a year ago and I think eventually we’ll get there”, Trump cited.

Kim focused on ending sanctions which crippled North Korea’s economy the reason why he exists in negotiating table in the first place.

“We asked him to do more and he was unprepared to do that. Everyone had hoped we could do just a little bit better”, stated by Mike Pompeo,Secretary of State after jumping on stage for duration of news conference.

PBS NewsHour on Twitter

We didn’t get to something that ultimately made sense for the United States of America. I think Chairman Kim was hopeful that we would,” @SecPompeo says. “We asked him to do more. He was unprepared to do that. But I’m still optimistic.”

Extraordinary moments appeared throughout the summit despite the the absence of a triumphant finish at the end of the day.

Kim insisted he was ready to denuclearize North Korea’s nuclear program in his unprecedented exchanges with journalists.

“If I’m not willing to do that I won’t be here right now”, Kim stated through interpreter.

WATCH: Kim Jong Un indicates he is willing to denuclearize

Asked by a U.S. reporter in Hanoi whether he’s willing to denuclearize, Kim responded: “If I’m not willing to do that, I won’t be here right now.” President Donald Trump also said he thought opening a U.S. liaison office in North Korea was a “good idea,” and Kim called the notion “welcomable.”

“It’s too early to say. From what I feel right now, I do have a feeling that good results will come out”, Kim answered a question of a foreign journalist for the first time in his life.

Kim Jong-un answers question from foreign journalist for first time

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un answers – for what is believed to be the first time – a question from a foreign journalist. Asked if he was positive about reaching a deal with US president Donald Trump over nuclear disarmament, Kim said it was too early to tell whether a deal could be reached.


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