By Nick Baum
THURSDAY – 2/28/19
President Donald Trump admitted that he and King Jong Un had not reached a deal at the Hanoi Summit, Wednesday afternoon. “Sometimes you just have to walk,” Trump said at a news conference following the summit, which to some reports broke up a little earlier.
Kim Jong Un requested that the United States pull out all sanctions on North Korea. In return, North Korea will take some steps toward denuclearization, according to Trump. “I’ve been saying very much from the beginning that speed is not that important to me,” He said regarding the failed deal. “Speed is not important to me. What is important is that we do the right deal.”
The first summit in Singapore last June was the first meeting between a sitting President of the United States and a North Korean leader, and was meant to be a symbolic meeting as well as establishing primary talks towards denuclearization. As of now, there aren’t any future plans for a third meeting between the two, but Trump said that there would be more talks in the future.
Sources and Pictures: CNN Politics, US Embassy and Consulate in Vietnam, CBS News