At a rare news conference in Hanoi, a senior North Korean official sought to set the record straight about the collapse of Trump’s two-day summit with Kim Jong Un. Foreign Affairs Minister Ri Yong Ho contradicted Trump's account, saying the country actually offered steps to partial denuclearization in exchange for relief of only some U.S. sanctions.
Trump said he decided to take a "friendly walk" away from the summit without a deal because North Korea insisted on the removal of all sanctions before it would dismantle nuclear facilities.
He also said he took Kim "at his word" that he wasn't aware of the imprisonment and torture of U.S. student Otto Warmbier, who later died.
A North Korean official said it was Kim who may have “lost the will” to reach an agreement.
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