Photos: Trump and Kim meet again in Hanoi, summit cut short with no deal

The nuclear summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong un in Hanoi ended abruptly without an agreement Thursday, the White House said after the two leaders cut short their discussions. The second meeting between the two leaders was supposed to build on their historic first summit in Singapore but they failed to bridge their differences and did not sign a joint statement as initially scheduled. It fell far short of the pre-meeting expectations and hopes, after critics said their initial historic meeting in Singapore was more style over substance.

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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong un shake hands before their one-on-one chat during the second US-North Korea summit at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam on February 27, 2019. Yesterday’s one-on-one meeting between the two leaders consisted largely of reminiscences of last year’s historic summit in Singapore. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong un shake hands before their one-on-one chat during the second US-North Korea summit at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam on February 27, 2019. Yesterday’s one-on-one meeting between the two leaders consisted largely of reminiscences of last year’s historic summit in Singapore. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)

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North Korean leader Kim Jong un (C) arrives at the Dong Dang railway station in Dong Dang, Lang Son province, on February 26, 2019. The North Korean leader crossed into the border from China by train. He got a red-carpet welcome with honour guard, military band and fluttering North Korean and Vietnamese flags. (Vitenam News Agency / AFP)

North Korean leader Kim Jong un (C) arrives at the Dong Dang railway station in Dong Dang, Lang Son province, on February 26, 2019. The North Korean leader crossed into the border from China by train. He got a red-carpet welcome with honour guard, military band and fluttering North Korean and Vietnamese flags. (Vitenam News Agency / AFP)

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US President Donald Trump arrives at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam February 26, 2019. Prior to his meeting with Chairman Kim, Trump had said that the potential for reaching a deal this time around was “awesome”. This follows last year’s summit where the two agreed to the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula but interpreted the phrase very differently. (Kham / Pool / REUTERS)

US President Donald Trump arrives at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam February 26, 2019. Prior to his meeting with Chairman Kim, Trump had said that the potential for reaching a deal this time around was “awesome”. This follows last year’s summit where the two agreed to the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula but interpreted the phrase very differently. (Kham / Pool / REUTERS)

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US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong un sit for a dinner at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019. During the brief meeting yesterday Trump showered adulations on host Vietnam and maintained satisfaction with the pace of events since the first summit. (Saul Loeb / AFP)

US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong un sit for a dinner at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi on February 27, 2019. During the brief meeting yesterday Trump showered adulations on host Vietnam and maintained satisfaction with the pace of events since the first summit. (Saul Loeb / AFP)

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North Korean students read a copy of the Rodong Sinmun newspaper showing coverage of Kim Jong un arriving in Vietnam. Back in North Korea, the coverage of the summit has taken a more visual approach, according to media reports, focussing more of presenting a casual and less rehearsed summit. While domestic media are state controlled, the nation is not entirely impervious to external sources. (Kim Won Jin / AFP)

North Korean students read a copy of the Rodong Sinmun newspaper showing coverage of Kim Jong un arriving in Vietnam. Back in North Korea, the coverage of the summit has taken a more visual approach, according to media reports, focussing more of presenting a casual and less rehearsed summit. While domestic media are state controlled, the nation is not entirely impervious to external sources. (Kim Won Jin / AFP)

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President Donald Trump and Kim Jong un walk together to a meeting at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi on February 28, 2019. The highlight of the day’s events was the one-on-one bilateral meeting between the leaders and an expanded meeting to follow. Also on the schedule was a joint agreement signing ceremony later in the afternoon. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)

President Donald Trump and Kim Jong un walk together to a meeting at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi on February 28, 2019. The highlight of the day’s events was the one-on-one bilateral meeting between the leaders and an expanded meeting to follow. Also on the schedule was a joint agreement signing ceremony later in the afternoon. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)

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Addressing the press after the expanded bilateral meeting Trump reiterated his view that North Korea had a bright future and the one-on-one was a “very big success”. Responding to a question fielded by a journalist later asking if America could have an office in Pyongyang, Kim replied that such a prospect was “welcome-able” before the briefing was cut short. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)

Addressing the press after the expanded bilateral meeting Trump reiterated his view that North Korea had a bright future and the one-on-one was a “very big success”. Responding to a question fielded by a journalist later asking if America could have an office in Pyongyang, Kim replied that such a prospect was “welcome-able” before the briefing was cut short. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)

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A view of the table in the room which was supposed to host a working lunch between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong un, that was cancelled. The lunch spaced between the bilateral talks and the joint signing agreement ceremony later in the day was abruptly cancelled. Kim Jong un’s motorcade was seen leaving shortly after. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)

A view of the table in the room which was supposed to host a working lunch between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong un, that was cancelled. The lunch spaced between the bilateral talks and the joint signing agreement ceremony later in the day was abruptly cancelled. Kim Jong un’s motorcade was seen leaving shortly after. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)

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US President Donald Trump is driven back to the Marriott hotel in Hanoi. The two leaders cut short their second summit in a stunning collapse of talks. “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.” a White House statement said. (Minh Hoang / AP)

US President Donald Trump is driven back to the Marriott hotel in Hanoi. The two leaders cut short their second summit in a stunning collapse of talks. “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.” a White House statement said. (Minh Hoang / AP)

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US President Donald Trump waves as he departs a news conference after his summit with Kim Jong Un. Trump said the abrupt end was “it was about the sanctions. Basically they wanted sanctions lifted in their entirety and we weren’t willing to do that.” Trump also said he and Kim had not committed to holding another summit. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)

US President Donald Trump waves as he departs a news conference after his summit with Kim Jong Un. Trump said the abrupt end was “it was about the sanctions. Basically they wanted sanctions lifted in their entirety and we weren’t willing to do that.” Trump also said he and Kim had not committed to holding another summit. (Leah Millis / REUTERS)

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