“Sometimes you have to walk.” So said President Donald Trump today after the abrupt end of a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Hanoi talks were cut short after both sides failed to agree on even first steps to end Pyongyang’s nuclear program. “It was about the sanctions,” Trump said, explaining that Kim demanded they be lifted entirely, while the U.S. insists North Korea give up all nuclear programs first.
Is the relationship ruined? Not all is lost as both sides suggested negotiations would continue and Kim said he’d allow an American liaison office in his country.