3 Mar 2019

Jean H. Lee: Breakdown in second US - North Korea Summit in Vietnam

From Sunday Morning, 7:11 am on 3 March 2019
US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un hold a meeting during the second US-North Korea summit at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 28, 2019.

Photo: AFP

The second summit involving US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, in Hanoi, Vietnam, broke down during the week after, according to Trump and his team, Kim insisted that the U.S. lift all punitive sanctions in exchange for closing North Korea's main nuclear facility, at Yongbyon. Jean H. Lee, who is a North Korea expert from the Wilson Center in Washington DC, offers her analysis on the breakdown and whether or not the 'bromance' between the leaders can be rekindled.