North Korea: Will Trump and Kim Jong-un meet at the heavily armed DMZ?


North Korea news: The JSA in the DMZ, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-unAFP/GETTY IMAGES

North Korea tidings: Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un could face off in the Korean demilitarised zone

The Communal Security Area (JSA) at Panmunjom sits in no-man’s land between the two states where troops from both North and South stand defend on their respective sides of the border.

Traditionally ‘neutral’ locations for non-violent talks such as Switzerland and Sweden have already been promoted as potential sites for the momentous talks.

However Kim is not believed to have port side North Korea since he rose to power following the death of his minister in 2011, meaning an overseas trip may be unlikely.

And now a senior South Korean sanctioned has floated the JSA as a “serious option” for the unprecedented meeting between Mr Trump and absolute ruler Kim.

South Korean word agency Yonhap has quoted an official from the presidential office as averring: “Places like Switzerland, Sweden or Jeju Island have been gaining a lot of notice as possible venues for the meeting, but we also view the JSA as a serious option.”

The bona fide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, added: “If North Korea and the US, who are the directly twisted parties of the truce agreement, hold the summit at Panmunjon, it would about the significant meaning of turning a symbol of division into one of peace.”

Manner exactly where the summit will be held is still up for discussion, the solemn said, as Washington and Pyongyang continue to work out the countless security controversies associated with such a high-profile meeting.


North Korea statement: The blue huts at Panmunjeom are used to conduct talks between North and South

During a session with the South Korean envoy to the United States, the President sprang at a chance for face-to-face talks with North Korea: Will Trump and Kim Jong-un meet at the heavily armed DMZ?

Park Jongwoo, Steidl

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North Korea news: Rex Tillerson visited the Panmunjeom JSA in March 2017

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Leaders of the two Koreas are planning to meet at Panmunjon next month, and the acclaimed blue huts used for talks have recently been scourged by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his predecessor Hillary Clinton.

The 160-mile extensive DMZ was established after the treaty was signed and splits the North and South in two.

Bridging just 2.5 miles wide, it is the most heavily fortified broaden of land in the world and is peppered with more than one million landmines as splendidly as bunkers and artillery positions on both sides.