The meeting of the US and DPRK leaders Donald Trump and Kim Jong-UN in Vietnam’s Hanoi ended prematurely due to the demand of the American side to close the secret enterprise for uranium enrichment. It is reported by The Sunday Times.
According to the newspaper, after Kim Jong-UN refused to fulfill the requirement, the negotiations were interrupted. Trump flew to Washington, and the leader of the DPRK remained in Vietnam for a two-day visit.
According to the newspaper, we can talk about the object under the name “Khangson”, which is located in the industrial city of Chollima a few kilometers from Pyongyang. It is reported that American intelligence has established the location of the enterprise based on the analysis of satellite images.
According to the Times, the reason for the early conclusion of the negotiations was the “secret enterprise for uranium enrichment”, the former Deputy Ambassador of the DPRK to the UK Tae Yong-Ho, who fled to Seoul a few years ago, is sure. According to the ex-diplomat, trump in public comments “tried very hard” to hide the importance of this plant, so as not to jeopardize the prospect of future negotiations with North Korea.
The second US — DPRK summit in history was held in Hanoi in late February. At the meeting, the parties failed to reach agreements on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, but agreed to continue negotiations. When a new round may take place, no announcement has been made.
“There was nothing good to sign,” Trump said following a meeting with Kim Jong — UN. Later, in an interview with Fox News, he said that during the negotiations, he insisted on the full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and the North Korean side was ready to provide it only in “certain areas”. In turn, the foreign Minister of the DPRK Lee Yong-Ho explained that Washington demanded from Pyongyang within the framework of denuclearization of another, additional measure. The Minister did not specify what exactly it was.