Ball in Kim's court after Trump invites him to DMZ

United States President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the presidential Blue House yesterday. With them are (from left) Mr Trump's daughter Ivanka, South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
United States President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the presidential Blue House yesterday. With them are (from left) Mr Trump's daughter Ivanka, South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.PHOTO: NYTIMES

Experts divided over whether offer to meet at symbolic location will revive US-N. Korea talks

United States President Donald Trump has said he is ready to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un today at the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, shake hands and even step across the border onto North Korean soil.

Questions remain as to whether Mr Kim will show up, but experts who think so say it will be hugely symbolic for the two to meet at such a historically significant location.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 30, 2019, with the headline 'Ball in Kim's court after Trump invites him to DMZ'. Print Edition | Subscribe