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Gist of press conference by Trump after U.S.-N. Korea summit

HANOI — The following is the gist of a press conference by U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday following a two-day summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, which ended with no agreement.Trump said:

 

— Kim demanded all sanctions on North Korea be lifted.

 

— U.S. refused Kim’s demand as there was a “gap.”

 

— North Korea’s shutdown of Yongbyon nuclear complex was not enough to make a deal.

 

— It was very interesting and productive two days.

 

— He had papers ready to be signed but decided “do it right than do it fast.”

 

— Kim promised to continue suspension of nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

 

— U.S., N. Korea to continue talks, but the holding of another next summit is undecided.

 

— His relationship with Kim is still “strong.”

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