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still optimistic about reaching a nuclear deal with North Korea a week after an historic second some of between Donald Trump and Kim Jong hoon abruptly ended without agreement we didn't get there %HESITATION this past trip secretary of state Mike Pompeii %HESITATION said he still pressing for an accord and so I am hopeful although I have no commitment yet %HESITATION that we will be back at it that all have a team in Pyongyang in the next couple weeks I continue to work to find those places where there's a shared interest the summit last week in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi failed to produce any agreement or even a plan for follow up negotiations and the two sides gave different reasons for the sudden end to the talks about denuclearization on the Korean peninsula trump said that North Korea wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety well north Korea's foreign minister said they only demanded a partial easing in exchange for dismantling its main nuclear site upon the leaders return both sides try to present the diplomatic failure as a success it William those options %HESITATION one going to Gisele supreme leader Kim Jong un successfully finish the official good will visit to the socialist Republic of Vietnam and left him away on March second why don't consider the summit a failure I considered a success defined as the president protecting and advancing American national interest the US said trump gave up nothing in meeting Kim but on Saturday Washington said it would suspend annual large scale military drills with South Korea normally held in the spring North Korea has long it can damage the combined exercises which it calls quote a rehearsal for war south Korean officials said smaller drills will continue but ending large scale exercises could help the nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang