Talks collapsed in Vietnam between North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. Photo: AP
Srini Sitaraman
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Quick Take by Srini Sitaraman

Trump-Kim summit 2019: A meeting of ‘two stubborn toddlers’ hoping to play each other for suckers?

  • Both sides came to the table with what they wanted, but neither wanted to compromise; each side miscalculated the other
  • A hastily planned second meeting was never going to end well when neither side could even agree on the basics

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Talks collapsed in Vietnam between North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. Photo: AP
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North Korea’s foreign minister, Ri Yong-Ho (centre), speaks during a news conference with Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui (left) in Hanoi early on Friday. Photo: Bloomberg

Trump-Kim summit 2019: North Korea stages late-night press conference to deny US president’s claims about why summit ended

  • North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho says that contrary to Trump’s claims, Pyongyang only sought partial sanctions relief but offered to dismantle reactor
  • Trump earlier said he ‘had to walk’ from summit because Kim Jong-un wanted sanctions ‘lifted in their entirety’ before moving on weapons
Topic |   Trump-Kim summit

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North Korea’s foreign minister, Ri Yong-Ho (centre), speaks during a news conference with Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui (left) in Hanoi early on Friday. Photo: Bloomberg
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