US North Korea agree at DMZ to resume stalled nuclear talks

Trump and Kim agree to restart talks in historic meeting

Trump and Kim

US North Korea agree at DMZ to resume stalled nuclear talks, Trump and Kim agree to restart talks in historic meeting. Donald Trump has become the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea, after meeting Kim Jong-un in the area dividing the two Koreas. President Donald Trump said Sunday that teams from the US and North Korea would start meetings "over the next two or three weeks" for talks on Pyongyang's nuclear programme.

The two countries’ leaders convened at the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas. Mr. Trump then became the first sitting U.S. president to step inside North Korea, calling it a great honor and stopping for photos. The two walked some 19 steps into the North, then returned to the boundary where the president posed a question to Mr. Kim.

The meeting, initiated by a spur-of-the-moment tweet by Mr Trump that Mr Kim said took him by surprise, once again displayed the rapport between the two. But they are no closer to narrowing the gap between their positions since they walked away from their summit in February in Vietnam.

Just over four months since the high-profile breakdown of their summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have met again. On June 30, in what Trump couched as a relatively impromptu event, they held a 50-minute meeting at the inter-Korean border's Panmunjom peace village.

The encounter had initially been billed as a short greeting but Mr Trump and Mr Kim ended up talking for almost an hour in a building known as the Freedom House, on the South Korean side. Mr Trump, escorted by Mr Kim, briefly crossed a military demarcation line into the North side of the Joint Security Area (JSA), patrolled by soldiers from both Koreas.

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