SnapshotsJun 30, 2019 | 14:22 GMTU.S., North Korea: Trump and Kim Step Over the Border Line to Revive Nuclear Talks
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. In a highly symbolic moment, the two leaders shook hands before Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to cross, however briefly, into North Korea. Kim also stepped over into South Korea.
At a post-meeting news conference, Trump said that U.S. and North Korean representatives will hold working-level nuclear talks in the next two to three weeks. The president emphasized the goal of a comprehensive deal, downplaying (as before) speed. While Trump said sanctions on North Korea would remain, he suggested that talks could change this -- a hint of a potential departure from the White House's hard-line position.READ MORE