May 01, 2018

Trump floats idea of meeting Kim on the border of Koreas in hopes of ‘a great celebration’

Featuring Patrick M. Cronin

Source: The Washington Post

Journalist David Nakamura

President Trump on Monday said he is considering holding his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone with South Korea, rather than in a third-party country, because of the potential to have a “great celebration.”

The president’s announcement, made first in a tweet and then reiterated during a news conference, came after his aides had focused for weeks on arranging the historic meeting outside the Korean Peninsula. Trump also disclosed that Singapore was a leading option, but he said he was intrigued at the idea of using the Peace House, a three-story South Korean building in the border village of Panmunjom, where Kim met last week with South Korean president Moon Jae-in.

“I threw it out today as an idea,” Trump said at the news conference with Ni­ger­ian President Muhammadu Buhari. Trump told reporters that he relayed his interest to Moon.


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  • Patrick M. Cronin

    Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the Senior ...