U.S. Senators Briefed On The Failure Of The Trump-Kim Summit

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sit down for a dinner during the second U.S.-North Korea summit at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam February 27, 2019. Also pictured at right are U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

The Hill: Briefing calms senators' nerves after Trump-Kim summit

Senators emerged from a closed-door briefing Tuesday on President Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un assuaged the administration has a plan going forward, even if it remains unclear whether the plan will be successful.

“I see what the strategy is,” said Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), who called the briefing “great.” “The odds of success on the strategy are not high, but I think everybody’s realistic about that.”

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee was briefed by special envoy Stephen Biegun days after Trump walked away from his summit with Kim in Hanoi, Vietnam, without a deal on denuclearization.

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Update #1: Trump's North Korea diplomat wins Democratic support over briefing (Washington Examiner)
Update #2: US lawmakers back tough stance on North Korea after Trump-Kim summit (Defense News)

WNU Editor: Bottom line. As long as talks continue on the diplomatic level, coupled with South Korea's engagement with North Korea, there is hope.

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