Trump becomes first president to set foot on North Korean soil

In his book, John Bolton claims that "US President Donald Trump prioritised his re-election and his family ahead of the national interest”. CREDIT: Shutterstock

DONALD Trump has become the first sitting US president to set foot on North Korean soil.

The US leader shook the hand of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a symbolic meeting on Sunday in the Demilitarized Zone which divides the Korean Peninsula. Mr Trump then briefly stepped into North Korea.

Both men then crossed back to the South Korean side of the border.

“Stepping across that line was a great honour”, Trump said at a short news conference with Kim.

“It’s a great day for the world,” he continued.

“This meeting is a symbol of separation between South and the North and a reminder of the unfortunate past… Meeting in such place shows that we are willing to put an end to the unfortunate past and also open a new future,” Kim said.

This was the third time Trump and Kim Jong-un have met. It follows the US president’s surprise offer while attending a G20 summit in Japan.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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