Trump–Kim Talks – level 2

06-03-2019 07:00

There was a historic meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un last week, and they met in Vietnam’s capital of Hanoi. They were there to talk about the denuclearisation of North Korea.

The meeting ended earlier than planned, and they did not sign a deal. Trump later explained why he walked away from the talks.

He said that North Korea wanted to denuclearise a large area, which is what the USA wanted, but North Korea wanted USA to stop all the sanctions for that. The USA did not want to do that, so the meeting ended.

Trump said that the two days of talks were interesting, productive and friendly. The talks between the two countries will continue.

Difficult words: denuclearisation (putting away nuclear weapons – bombs and rockets), sign a deal (say ‘yes’ to an official document), denuclearise (put away nuclear weapons), sanctions (limits to what a country can or cannot do).

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