Japanese PM Abe says fully backs Trump over North Korea no deal


In a news conference after the abrupt end to the talks, Mr Trump said the breakdown occurred over North Korea's insistence that all punishing sanctions the usa had imposed be lifted without Pyongyang committing to eliminate its entire nuclear arsenal.

"But, then again, deciding against a deal at this time is better than accepting a bad deal", they noted.

"He would do that but he wants the sanctions for that". It is unclear whether it was because of a deadlock in their nuclear negotiations.

Trump told reporters after two days of talks with the North Korean leader: "Sometimes you have to walk and this was just one of those times".

It cast further gloom over the already troubled denuclearization and peace-building processes and the months of bromance between the leaders.

Trump and Kim previously had their first-ever meeting in June 2018 in Singapore. Before the first summit, Rodman said he received a call from the White House and was told that Trump was "so proud" of him and thanks him a lot.

He added there was a gap between what Washington and Pyongyang wanted. They wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we couldn't do that.

The president said that when he raised the issue of a second enrichment facility apart from Yongbyon, the North Korean delegation was "surprised" by what the U.S. knew.

The former paratrooper said that after Warmbier was released, the North Korean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs told him personally that North Korean officials did not know what was happening to the young American prisoner, and that his North Korean correspondents had made an effort to emphasize the North Koreans valued their relationship to the U.S. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.

"I could have 100 percent signed something", Trump said. "It certainly wouldn't be the way I would proceed".

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Students from Nguyen Du secondary school wave national flags of the USA and Vietnam ahead of the second Kim-Trump summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 27, 2019.

The president also cast doubt on USA intelligence analysts' finding that North Korea is continuing to produce nuclear material and long-range missiles.

Trump has claimed credit for freeing American prisoners overseas and had used Warmbier's death as a rallying cry against the North Korea's human rights abuses before softening his rhetoric ahead of talks with Kim.

On Friday, however, the DPRK's KCNA news agency said that Kim and Trump had "agreed to continue having productive talks to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and improvement of U.S".

Air Force One departed Hanoi more two hours earlier than anticipated.

Moon said his government will provide necessary support for follow-up talks between Pyongyang and Washington to bear fruit.

Kim Jong-un had an awkward moment of his own on his arrival to the Hanoi summit.

Kim also seemed open to allowing a United States diplomatic office in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, calling the prospect "welcomeable".

While Trump indicated a more flexible stance in the run-up to the Hanoi summit, critics had warned that he risked squandering vital leverage over North Korea if he gave away too much, too quickly. "If I'm not willing to do that I wouldn't be here right now", he said.

The positive mood changed to skepticism about a deal with news that the leaders cut short their summit.