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Trump says plans to meet North Korean leader coming in next ‘couple of days’

President Trump said Tuesday the location and date of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be announced in the next “couple of days.”

“We want to get peace,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “We’re setting up meetings right now and I think it’s probably going to be announced over the next couple of days — location and date.”

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A number of locations are reportedly under consideration, but Trump has said he would like the meeting to take place in the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea.

“There’s something that I thought was intriguing. I think that some people maybe don’t like the look of that and some people like it very much. I threw it out today as an idea,” Trump said of the site on Monday.

Staging the talks at the demilitarized zone would hold symbolic value. Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in recently concluded historic talks there over denuclearization and formally ending the Korean War.

It would also make it easier for Kim to travel. North Korea’s planes reportedly would need to refuel in order to reach possible sites, such as Singapore.

Trump has said the talks would occur in May or early June.

Updated at 2:27 p.m.

Tags Donald Trump Kim Jong-un North Korea North Korea–United States summit
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