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Trumpís Visit to North Korea Border Not Confirmed

SEOUL Ė There is no official confirmation yet of a possible visit by US President Donald Trump to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that separates North and South Korea during his upcoming visit to South Korea, a South Korean Defense Ministry spokesperson told EFE on Wednesday.

South Korean news agency Yonhap had reported on Tuesday that Trump is mulling a visit to the border during his upcoming trip to South Korea in early November.

The report had quoted a defense ministry official saying that Washington had sent a reconnaissance team to DMZ at the end of September to decide on possible sites that Trump could visit, including the truce village of Panmunjom, along the inter-Korean border and an observation post, both located within the tense DMZ, a four-kilometer-wide (2.5 miles) strip that separates the two Koreas, who have technically been at war for more than 65 years.

The Yonhap report also says instead of the DMZ, Trump might visit other frontline islands, including South Koreaís Yeonpyeong-do or Baengnyeong-do islands.

Trump is scheduled to travel to Asia between Nov. 3-14 during which he will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.

His visit comes amid an unprecedented escalation in tension between Pyongyang and Washington owing to the formerís repeated weapon tests, including an underground nuclear test on Sept. 3.

Various top US officials have in the past visited the border, including US Vice President Mike Pence, who visited in April, barely a day after North Korea had launched a ballistic missile.

Former Presidents Barack Obama, too, had visited the DMZ in 2012, and George W. Bush in 2002.

 

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