South Korea tracks unidentified flying object near border with North Korea

On Saturday, he tweeted a message to Mr Kim, suggesting he could "meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello (?)!" "He's had a number of them now and this time you just can't look at this as going over and talking to your dictator next door and bringing them a hot dish over the fence - there's a lot more", Klobuchar said.

A former South Korean diplomat told AFP that it was a "flexible" issue, given the unconventional way in which the meeting was arranged.

The two leaders also agreed to jump-start nuclear-arms talks that have been stalled since their second summit in Vietnam in February collapsed without an agreement.

Trump has built his North Korea strategy around a personal relationship with Kim, which he hopes will be able to help the two sides overcome the complex diplomatic and technical hurdles that remain in the way of improved relations.

But there has been little progress since then.

SULLIVAN: Apparently not. After the failure of their second summit a few months ago in Hanoi, with the two sides far apart on who would do what first - the North giving up its weapons or the USA easing sanctions - the two sides hadn't really been talking much.

Kim quickly expressed interest and the meeting was on. "That was very quick notice, and I want to thank you", Trump said.

Another significant moment was the first trilateral meeting between Mr Trump, Mr Kim and Mr Moon, also in the DMZ.

And stepping across that line was a great honor.

Victor Cha, the Korea chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies said the DMZ meeting was nothing more than a reality TV show that legitimizes Kim in the eyes of the North Korean people. "Their constructive meeting yielded positive outcomes", he said.

May 9, 2018: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Pyongyang to prepare for the planned Trump-Kim meeting. And we got to meet. This round of interactions between US, North and South Koreas serves the common interests of all parties and meets the common aspiration of worldwide community, he said. The U.S. has consistently maintained there would be no sanctions relief until North Korea completely denuclearizes.

TRT World spoke to Asia political risk analyst Ross Feingold for his take on the third Trump-Kim meeting. Kim vows to work toward achieving complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Mr Trump said the situation used to be marked by "tremendous danger", but that: "After our first summit, all of the danger went away".

But Trump likes to be unpredictable and has made clear repeatedly in recent days that he is eager to restart negotiations aimed at persuading North Korea to eliminate its nuclear arsenal.

While at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Trump first informed his Twitter followers that he was heading to South Korea afterward, and asked Kim if he would be willing to meet at the border or in the Demilitarized Zone for a quick handshake.

Trump said the meeting was a "very good one".

"It's a strategy and technique he adopted to deal with those who are in a weak position in negotiations, and that's for domestic politics".

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