US President Donald Trump, a self-proclaimed “dealmaker,” has cut short his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the Vietnamese capital as the they fail to strike a denuclearization deal.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Thursday that denuclearization talks between the two leaders would end early and Trump would soon return to his hotel in Hanoi.
“The two leaders discussed various ways to advance denuclearization and economic driven concepts. No agreement was reached at this time, but their respective teams look forward to meeting in the future,” the White House said in a statement.
Both leaders were seen separately leaving the Metropole Hotel, where the summit was being held. No further joint meetings between them were announced.
Sanders also announced that the US president’s news conference, which was originally due to be held at 4pm (0900 GMT) local time had been moved up to 2pm.