United States president has said on Tuesday that Hanoi summit held with his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un has ended abruptly without reaching any nuclear agreement because North Korea was not “ready for a deal”.
According to ANI news reports, while addressing the national republican congressional committee, US President Donald Trump was quoted as saying, “We had a walk. He wasn’t ready for a deal. That’s OK. Because we get along great.”
Trump continued adding, “He wasn’t ready. I told him, ‘You’re not ready for a deal.’ That’s the first time anybody has ever told him that and left. Never happened to him before.” He added, “Nobody’s ever left, but I said, ‘You’re not ready for a deal, but we’ll make a deal.’ We have a good relationship.”
Trump said the Hanoi summit failure was due to the difference between two leaders, as Kim stressed for US sanctions relief.
During their first summit in Singapore last year in June, both Kim and Trump had agreed to “work towards” the full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in return for the US security guarantees.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has stepped up his effort to break the impasse between the US and North Korea, and offered to pay a visit to Washington DC next week in order to hold talks with the US president scheduled on April 11.