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DECEMBER 2020

Trump Became First US President That Stepped In North Korea

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Trump Became First US President That Stepped In North Korea

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Donald Trump became the first sitting US commander in chief to set foot in North Korea on June 30. The development took place when he greeted North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the Demilitarized Zone between the North and South. Both the US and North Korea agreed to send their negotiators back to the table to seek a long-elusive nuclear agreement.

“It is good to see you again,” Kim told the US president. “I never expected to meet you in this place.”

“Big moment, big moment,” Trump responded.

After this Trump and Kim held a private conversation inside the building known as Freedom House in South Korea. Trump further promised to invite Kim to visit him at the White House.

“Stepping across that line was a great honor,” Trump told journalists. “A lot of progress has been made, a lot of friendships have been made and this has been in particular a great friendship.”

The Trump administration seems to undertake significant efforts to intensify negotiation process with North Korea. The US attitude towards North Korea is an interesting signal showing the difference of approaches towards the countries that openly have nuclear weapons. In comparison, the Trump is not seeking to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and ‘intensify’ the negotiation process with Iran.

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