Trump: Korea talks could be in the DMZ

Donald Trump has revealed that his landmark summit with Kim Jong Un could take place in the demilitarised zone straddling the Korean border.

Having touted the idea on Twitter on Monday morning, the US President told reporters at the White House that he liked the idea because of the potential for a “great celebration” to be had “if things work out”.

Kim became the first North Korean leader to step over the military demarcation line that divides the peninsula since the end of the Korean War in 1953 when he met South Korean Moon Jae-in last week, and Trump is keen to head to the DMZ himself.

“There’s something that I like about it because you’re there, you’re actually there, where, if things work out, there’s a great celebration to be had on the site, not in a third-party country,” he said.

“It has the chance to be a big event.”

Trump added that Singapore was also being considered, but said he was confident the historic meeting would be a “great success” no matter where it took place.

He tried to make a visit to the DMZ during his tour of Asia in November, but was thwarted by fog.

Last week, Trump told Fox News he was weighing up “three or four dates” and “five locations” for the meeting with his North Korean counterpart.

He previously confirmed that he will meet him by the end of May, with some speculation that the summit could take place in Sweden.


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