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U.S. President Donald Trump met North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un

U.S. President Donald Trump met North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Sunday.

The meeting was initiated by a tweet by Trump that Kim said took him by surprise. The two men shook hands warmly and expressed hopes for peace when they met. Trump, escorted by Kim, briefly crossed a military demarcation line into the North side of the Joint Security Area (JSA), patrolled by soldiers from both Koreas. “To cross that line was a great honor,” Trump said. After they returned to the southern side and joined South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in for a brief chat. Trump and Kim then held a closed-door meeting for nearly an hour.

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“We just had a very, very good meeting,” Trump said after the talks. “We’ll see what can happen.”  “This is an expression of his willingness to leave behind the past and work toward a new future,” Kim said. Pope Francis, making his weekly address in St. Peter’s Square, also praised the meeting. “I salute the protagonists, with a prayer that such a significant gesture will be a further step on the road to peace, not only on that peninsula, but for the good of the entire world.”

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