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Trump briefly steps into N.Korea, meets Kim
Trump briefly steps into N.Korea, meets Kim

Seoul, July 1 (TIWN) US President Donald Trump on Sunday became the first sitting American leader to step foot into North Korea after he briefly entered the country before holding a bilateral meeting with Pyongyang's Kim Jong-un at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), that divides the two Koreas.

The two men agreed to set up teams to resume stalled nuclear talks.  Their last summit broke down in February with no progress on denuclearisation in North Korea.  In their third face-to-face encounter in just over a year, the two leaders met at the tense area that has divided the peninsula since hostilities in the Korea War ended in 1953.  Numerous previous US presidents have visited the armistice line, largely in a show of US support for the South. But Mr Trump changed the optics of the visit, eschewing binoculars and a bomber jacket for a business suit.

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