The much-talked-about meeting between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended without any agreement reached by the two leaders.
According to reports, the United States President declined to yield to North Korean demands for sanctions relief.
“It was all about the sanctions,” Mr Trump told reporters. “They wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we couldn’t do that.”
The pair had been expected to announce progress on denuclearisation.
“Sometimes you have to walk and this was one of those times,” Trump said.
Speaking at a news conference after the summit in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, Trump said no plans had been made for a third summit.
The original White House programme for the day had planned for a “joint agreement signing ceremony” as well as a working lunch for the two leaders, but expectations were abruptly dashed with the cancellation of both.