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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