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Trump-Kim nuclear summit ended abruptly, with no agreement made

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un cut short their nuclear summit,

The nuclear summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un has collapsed after the two sides failed to reach a deal due to a stand-off over US sanctions on the reclusive nation — a stunning end to high-stakes meetings meant to disarm a global threat.

Key points:

  • Donald Trump says the talks were “productive” despite the lack of an agreement
  • The two nations reached a stalemate over the US removing all sanctions on North Korea
  • North Korea refused to eliminate its entire nuclear arsenal, but will stop testing nuclear weapons

In a news conference after the abrupt end to the talks, Mr Trump said the breakdown occurred over North Korea’s insistence that all punishing sanctions the US had imposed be lifted without Pyongyang committing to eliminate its entire nuclear arsenal…….

Both leaders’ motorcades roared away from the downtown Hanoi summit site within minutes of each other after both a lunch and the signing ceremony were scuttled…….–  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-28/donald-trump-and-kim-jong-un-cut-short-their-nuclear-summit/10859310

February 28, 2019 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, politics international

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