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Pompeo: Time to ‘Regroup’ After Vietnam Summit

North Korea disputes Trump's account of what went wrong in Vietnam. Can diplomats salvage Trump's ultimate deal with Kim Jong Un?

U.S. President Donald Trump tried to strike a positive tone after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un abruptly broke down on Thursday with no agreement, saying the two countries could still “do something very special.”

“This wasn’t a walkaway like you get up and walk out,” Trump told reporters before he left Vietnam, where he traveled for a highly anticipated second summit with the North Korean leader. “There’s a warmth that we have, and I hope that stays. I think it will.”

But hours later, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho shattered the cordial atmosphere Trump put forward by disputing the president’s account of what happened.

In a rare

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