How ‘overreach’ by Trump and Kim set summit up for failure

See Trump meet Kim Jong Un in second historic summit

Earlier, both Trump and Kim had expressed hope for progress on improving relations and on the key issue of denuclearization, in their talks in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, their second summit in eight months. "Kim Jong Un now has a long train ride home, and he'll have time to reflect on the future that is still within North Korea's grasp", he said. "South Korea didn't see the progress they hoped for, China didn't see the progress they hoped for, North Korea didn't get the relief they wanted". However, after Kim demanded the U.S. to remove all economic sanctions, the meeting was effectively over.

In doing so, he gave himself another bad headline, but marginally-and perhaps meaningfully-improved the chances of securing a better deal with North Korea.

"However, during the meeting, the United States insisted that we should take one more step besides the dismantlement of nuclear facilities in Yongbyon area", Ri said.

So this week, when Trump visited Hanoi for his second nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, speculation swirled about what would be served at mealtimes.

"Basically they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we couldn't do that", he said.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., meanwhile, tweeted that any deal with Pyongyang that "fell short of complete denuclearization would have only made North Korea stronger & the world less safe".

"This is a guy who is the maximum leader and when there are Americans in custody there, Kim Jong Un knows how important that is", Kaine said. In 2017, he described telling Chinese President Xi Jinping that the United States was bombing Syria, while the two leaders dug into dessert at the president's residence in Florida. Ever since the Singapore summit of June 2018, Trump has been giving the impression that he is desperate for any deal.

The first Trump-Kim meeting in Singapore gave the reclusive nation's leader an entry to the worldwide stage.




The North Korean leader had offered to dismantle its main nuclear facility at Yongbyon in exchange for the USA dropping sanctions, but the US presented Kim with evidence of additional secret nuclear sites, surprising the North Koreans, according to Trump.

"Sometimes you have to walk", Trump said during a press conference in Hanoi Thursday afternoon.

After coming back to the J. W. Marriot Hotel, Trump told the press conference that Kim had a certain vision which was not exactly the same as his, though their visions got "much closer" than they were a year ago.

It had appeared Trump was moving toward offering Pyongyang concessions on a peace deal, sanctions and liaison offices in return for "promises to make promises to move toward (nuclear) disablement and dismantlement", a congressional aide said on condition of anonymity.

While Trump indicated a more flexible stance in the run-up to the Hanoi summit, critics had warned that he risked squandering vital leverage over North Korea if he gave away too much, too quickly. She compared it to Trump believing Russian President Vladimir Putin over US intelligence agencies.

Murray Hunter, an associate professor at the University Malaysia Perlis, told RT the result was a "catastrophic failure" given the "high expectations" the White House had put on the meeting.

U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell in Washington harshly condemned North Korea for "barbaric mistreatment" of Warmbier, awarding punitive damages and payments covering medical expenses, economic loss and pain and suffering to parents Fred and Cindy Warmbier.

Ms Jean Lee, a Korea expert at the Washington-based Wilson Centre, said: "It was never going to be easy, and not even the power of two big personalities is enough to bring an end to one of the most intractable stand-offs of the modern era".

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