Posted on February 28, 2019
The pair had been expected to announce progress on denuclearisation.
“Sometimes you have to walk and this was one of those times,” Mr Trump said.
Speaking at the news conference in Hanoi, Mr Trump said no plans had been made for a third summit.
The original White House programme for the day had planned for a “Joint Agreement Signing Ceremony” as well as a working lunch for the two leaders, but expectations were abruptly dashed with the cancellation of both.
According to Mr Trump, Mr Kim said he was willing to dismantle the Yongbyon complex – the development and testing facility at the heart of North Korea’s nuclear programme – but wanted all sanctions on North Korea lifted in exchange, something the US was not prepared to do.