North Korea: Kim Jong Un Has Lost Appetite to Negotiate with the US
Donald Trump’s Vietnam summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un began with high hopes. The positive expectations did not last long as Trump abruptly ended talks and flew back to the United States early.
Trump told reporters asking about the early departure, “Sometime’s you have to walk.” Foreign Minister, Ri Yong Ho, called a press conference to tell American reporters the North Korean side of the story.
Ri told the assembled reporters,
“We offered a realistic proposal to the US. If sanctions partially removed by the US, the DPRK will permanently remove plutonium and uranium processing facilities at Yongbyon in presence of US experts. The US was not ready to accept our proposal.”
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) February 28, 2019