In his letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump cited “open hostility” from the Pyongyang regime. Hours later, Kim’s government issued a conciliatory statement, saying that a summit is needed to resolve “grave hostilities” between North Korea and the United States.
Analysis
In the end, what killed the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un was the rushed nature of the negotiations, the lack of message discipline by senior U.S. officials and the absence of the meticulous planning that typically leads to diplomatic breakthroughs.
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The historic nuclear disarmament summit between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un — the one that Trump thought might earn him the Nobel Peace Prize — crumbled nearly as quickly as it came together.
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