How the Trump-Kim Summit Failed: Big Threats, Big Egos, Bad Bets
Kategória : Egyéb
HANOI, Vietnam — As President Trump settled to the dining area of a French-colonial resort in Hanoi on Thursday afternoon with whom he had struck the oddest of friendships, the chief, was turning tense.
At a dinner at the Metropole Hotel the evening before, mere feet from the bomb shelter where guests took cover during the Vietnam War, Mr. Kim had resisted what Mr. Trump posed as a grand bargain: North Korea would exchange all its nuclear weapons, material and amenities for an end to the American-led sanctions squeezing its market.
An American official later described this as”a proposal to go big,” a wager by Mr. Trump his force of personality, and view of himself as a consummate dealmaker, could triumph in which three previous presidents had neglected.
However, Mr. Trump’s offer was basically the same deal that the United States has pushed — and the North has rejected — for a quarter-century. Intelligence agencies had warned himpublicly, Mr. Kim would not be willing to give the arsenal up entirely. North Korea itself had said that it would only proceed slowly.
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