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Trump-Kim Summit

Trump and Kim make history but leave hard work for negotiators

Both sides seized opportunity to grab attention with DMZ encounter

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas on June 30.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- The latest face-to-face meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un unfolded in dramatic fashion on June 30 with Trump crossing one of the world's most dangerous military borders.

But the way forward for negotiators toward dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program remains equally hazardous, as they are hemmed in by red lines on both sides regarding denuclearization and sanctions.

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