Despite previously painting the Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam in a positive light, state news agency KCNA said on Friday that the meeting hadn’t gone as well as expected.
“The public at home and abroad that had hoped for success and good results from the second DPRK-US summit in Hanoi are feeling regretful, blaming the US for the summit that ended unexpectedly without an agreement,” the report said.
“Sometimes you have to walk,” Trump said during a news conference following the conclusion of the talks, which broke up earlier than planned. “This was just one of those times.”
Speaking Wednesday, Trump said it was “too early to see” whether Kim had restarted the country’s missile testing program but added that he would be “very disappointed” if that turned out to be the case.