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Impetuous foreign policy led to cancellation of Trump-Kim summit

An employee checks copies of the Munhwa Ilbo newspaper featuring President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the front page, in Seoul, on May 25, 2018. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
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WASHINGTON - The wreckage of the Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un summit has shown the limits of the United States President's forceful but often unilateral and even impetuous foreign policy.

Most pundits have been hoping against hope that Mr Trump's unorthodox foreign policy would somehow pull off a historic success. But they have always maintained that a deal with North Korea on the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula was a remote prospect - and they were right.

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