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Trump-Kim summit fails to reach a deal

Updated : February 28, 2019 04:02 PM IST

The nuclear summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un collapsed Thursday after the two sides failed to reach a deal due to a standoff over US sanctions on the reclusive nation, a stunning end to high-stakes meetings meant to disarm a global threat.

The motorcade of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is driven in Hanoi ahead of the second summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
The motorcade of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is driven in Hanoi ahead of the second summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
People gather along the streets in hopes of seeing a motorcade for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un or President Donald Trump pass by in Hanoi. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
People gather along the streets in hopes of seeing a motorcade for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un or President Donald Trump pass by in Hanoi. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
People wave flags of North Korea, US and Vietnam as the motorcade of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is driven past them in Hanoi. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
People wave flags of North Korea, US and Vietnam as the motorcade of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is driven past them in Hanoi. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, walks with Kim Yong Choi, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, right, as they follow President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel in Hanoi. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, walks with Kim Yong Choi, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, right, as they follow President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel in Hanoi. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Thursday in Hanoi. At front right is Kim Yong Chol, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief. At left is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from left. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Thursday in Hanoi. At front right is Kim Yong Chol, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief. At left is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from left. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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