Path forward 'murky' after Trump-Kim talks break down

While Trump and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo pledged to continue negotiations, it’s unclear how North Korea will react to the president walking away from the bargaining table

28th February, 2019
Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump in Hanoi. Pic: Getty

The collapse of talks in Hanoi exposed just how far apart the adversaries are, even after two face-to-face meetings. Kim refused to walk away from his nuclear programme - something the regime has resisted for decades. Instead, he offered up one ageing nuclear facility but refused to give up his arsenal and other infrastructure - while asking the US to drop all of its sanctions.

Even Trump, who has been eager for a deal, knew...

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