Trump becomes first sitting U.S. president to enter Korean Demilitarized Zone

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President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un shook hands across the border at the Korean Demilitarized Zone on Sunday.

It was an historic photo-opportunity, as President Trump sought to make a legacy-defining nuclear deal with the North. 
It is the third time the two leaders have met, and the first since a failed summit on the North's nuclear program in Vietnam earlier this year.

President Trump becomes the first sitting U.S. president to enter the demilitarized zone.

Trump said he "feels great" to be the first U.S. president to step into North Korea, and is hailing a "great friendship" with Kim, and calling it a honor to step into the demilitarized zone.

Kim Jong Un praised Trump for entering North Korea, and called it "courageous and determined act."

President Trump and Kim Jong Un then went into a facility known as 'Freedom House,' in what appeared to be a mini-summit.

After their 50-minute meeting, President Trump announced that the two nations agreed to restart nuclear talks within weeks, but that "speed is not the object."

President Donald Trump made his first visit to the Korean Demilitarized Zone on Sunday for a historic meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
Peering into North Korea from Observation Post Ouellette before the meeting with Kim, Trump was briefed on the North's extensive artillery across the border that threatens the 35 million residents of Seoul, just over two dozen miles away. "All accessible by what they have in the mountains," Trump said.

Trump claimed to reporters that, after his first meeting with Kim last year, "all of the danger went away."