Trump and Kim meet in Vietnam for second summit
U.S. President Donald Trump and the DPRK's Kim Jong Un, leaders of two nations with a long history of hostilities, opened their second summit Wednesday with smiles, hopeful talk and a friendly dinner that will set the stage for more difficult talks to come about curbing the DPRK's pursuit of nuclear weapons.
In Hanoi, DPRK Foreign Minister Ri presented an unexpected midnight news conference following the Trump-Kim summit. The FM disputed Trump’s explanation for collapse of summit, saying the DPRK asked "for only partial U.S. sanctions relief."
After long journeys to Vietnam, U.S. President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un are in place for their second summit Wednesday to address perhaps the world's biggest security challenge: Kim's pursuit of a nuclear program that stands on the verge of viably threatening targets around the planet.
VIDEOS: Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam
Trump-Kim summit in Singapore
U.S. President Donald Trump hailed his historic meeting with Democratic People's Republic of Korea leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday, telling a news conference that the parties are at "the beginning of an arduous process, our eyes are wide open, but peace is always worth the effort."
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday played down the chances of a quick breakthrough in getting DPRK to abandon its nuclear arms as a delegation from Pyongyang headed to meet him, carrying a letter from DPRK leader Kim Jong Un which suggested a proposed summit may be back on.
Timeline of developments impacting the Korean Peninsula
This timeline shows key events in the Korean Peninsula from Trump's inauguration to now.
The Inter-Korean summit
The ROK President Moon Jae-in and the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong Un signed the "Panmunjom Declaration" on Friday and vowed to put an end to the Korean War. Despite a 65 year armistice, the two nations have technically been at war since 1950.
Bold pledges to pursue permanent peace, but a vague agreement on disarmament of the Korean Peninsula came out of the Inter-Korean Summit. The two Korean leaders said they would work with China and the U.S. this year to officially end the Korean War.
Inter-Korean summit works to ease tensions
Inter-Korean summit: A glance at the Dinner menu
More about the Inter-Korean summit
Interactive map of summit locations
It's a historic summit between two countries technically at war. Leaders of the two Koreas will meet this week in the Demilitarized Zone, for the first inter-Korean summit in more than 10 years. But while there are signs of peace on the horizon, the DMZ is a painful reminder of past failures.