President Donald J. Trump, after a second summit with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un, said that U.S. and North Korean teams will keep trying to achieve full denuclearization of North Korea. Two days of talks with Kim were “very productive,” he said, but North Korea wanted U.N. sanctions lifted virtually in their entirety without agreeing to full denuclearization.
He said at a news conference in Hanoi, Vietnam that Kim had promised him North Korea will not resume testing of missiles and nuclear weaponry. “I want to keep the relationship, and we will keep the relationship,” Trump said before returning to Washington.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced optimism “that we can ultimately achieve what it is that the world wants, which is to denuclearize North Korea.”