Hanoi Summit: US President Donald Trump, North Korea Leader Kim Jong-Un Fail to Reach Agreement
US President Donald Trump with North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un (Photo Credits: IANS)

Toronto, February 28: US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un have failed to reach an agreement over Pyongyang's nuclear programme at the second summit between the two leaders in Hanoi, Vietnam, reported Singapore’s Strait Times. Trump and Kim also cut short their trip and left the Hanoi summit venue. This was the second summit between Trump and Kim eight months after their first meeting in Singapore.

On Thursday, the two leaders had a dinner date in Hanoi. Both the leaders sat side by side at a round-table along with their respective aides. Before their dinner, Trump said he was looked forward to a "very successful" summit. Kim Jong-Un on Thursday said he would not be at a summit with Trump if he was not ready to denuclearise.

Washington had previously said North Korea had to unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons before there could be any sanctions relief, but that condition is known to be a sticking point for the North Koreans.