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Summit collapse clouds future of US-North Korea nuclear diplomacy

Updated : March 01, 2019 10:33 AM IST

The second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un collapsed on Thursday over sanctions, and the two sides gave conflicting accounts of what happened, raising questions about the future of their denuclearisation negotiations.

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pose before their meeting during the second US-North Korea summit at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam. (REUTERS/Leah Millis)
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pose before their meeting during the second US-North Korea summit at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam. (REUTERS/Leah Millis)
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump speak during the second US-North Korea summit in Hanoi. (KCNA via REUTERS)
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump speak during the second US-North Korea summit in Hanoi. (KCNA via REUTERS)
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump shake hands during the second US-North Korea summit in Hanoi. (KCNA via REUTERS)
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump shake hands during the second US-North Korea summit in Hanoi. (KCNA via REUTERS)
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump attend the extended bilateral meeting in the Metropole hotel with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House national security adviser John Bolton, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and Kim Yong Chol, Vice Chairman of the North Korean Workers' Party Committee, during the second North Korea-US summit in Hanoi. (REUTERS/Leah Millis)
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump attend the extended bilateral meeting in the Metropole hotel with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House national security adviser John Bolton, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and Kim Yong Chol, Vice Chairman of the North Korean Workers' Party Committee, during the second North Korea-US summit in Hanoi. (REUTERS/Leah Millis)
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump talk in the garden of the Metropole hotel during the second North Korea-US summit. (REUTERS/Leah Millis)
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump talk in the garden of the Metropole hotel during the second North Korea-US summit. (REUTERS/Leah Millis)
US President Donald Trump holds a news conference next to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the JW Marriott hotel in Hanoi. (REUTERS/Leah Millis)
US President Donald Trump holds a news conference next to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the JW Marriott hotel in Hanoi. (REUTERS/Leah Millis)
US President Donald Trump pumps his fist at members of the US military as he arrives to address them after his summit meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Vietnam during a refueling stop at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, US. (REUTERS/Leah Millis)
US President Donald Trump pumps his fist at members of the US military as he arrives to address them after his summit meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Vietnam during a refueling stop at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, US. (REUTERS/Leah Millis)
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