Baku. 28 February. REPORT.AZ/ President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un abruptly cut short their two-day summit Thursday after they failed to reach a deal to dismantle Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons, Report informs citing Financial Times.
US State Department official Joe Yun said the failure of the summit is associated with insufficient preparation by US.
Talks collapsed unexpectedly amid a disagreement over economic sanctions, with the two leaders and their delegations departing their meeting site in Vietnam’s capital without sitting for a planned lunch or participating in a scheduled signing ceremony.
Kim said he was prepared in principle to denuclearize, and Trump said an agreement was “ready to sign.” But Trump said the main impediment to a deal was Kim’s requirement that the United States lift all economic sanctions on North Korea in exchange for the closure of only one North Korean nuclear facility, which still would have left Pyongyang with a large arsenal of missiles and warheads.
British The Times also believes that the US-DPRK summit in Hanoi ended in failure, becoming a defeat for Donald Trump.