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Sometimes you have to walk: Donald Trump after Kim summit is cut short

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said the US asked Kim 'to do more. He was unprepared to do that'

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands as they meet in Hanoi, Vietnam
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands as they meet in Hanoi, Vietnam | Photo: PTI

Margaret Talev, Youkyung Lee and Jihye Lee | Bloomberg
President Donald Trump’s second summit with Kim Jong Un collapsed Thursday without an agreement between the two leaders, plunging future talks on North Korea’s nuclear program into question.
 
“Sometimes you have to walk,” Trump said at a news conference in Hanoi after negotiations ended early, though he also said “we had a really, I think, productive time.”

“It was about the sanctions. Basically they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we couldn’t do that,” Trump said.

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said the US asked Kim “to do more. He was unprepared to do that.”

The two leaders “had very good

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First Published: Feb 28 2019 | 1:07 PM IST

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