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Trump-Kim Summit in Hanoi: No Denuclearization Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump said he walked out of the second summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, widely known as the Hanoi Summit. Trump said the reason was because the two leaders could not agree to relieve U.S. sanctions to North Korea in exchange for Pyongyang abandoning the majority of its nuclear weapons program. Trump said that Kim wanted the sanctions lifted entirely, and U.S. could not grant that, although Kim had offered to dismantle its main nuclear facility at Yongbyon.

According to Trump, the U.S. presented Kim with evidence of additional secret nuclear sites which surprised the representatives of North Korea. Michael Pompeo, the Secretary of State, said that even without Yongbyon the country would still possess missiles, warheads, and other elements of a nuclear program that were unacceptable to the U.S. Although Trump claimed the meeting ended amicably with a handshake, he hasn't planned to do another summit with Kim.