Donald Trump payed a surprise visit to the DMZ (demilitarized zone) near the border with North Korea.
The surprise visit however didn’t happen because of “poor weather.”
However the visit could have been historic.
Trump’s presence near the demarcation line that passes through the center of the 2.5-mile wide, 155-mile-long strip of land would have carried particular significance at a time when regional tensions are high over Pyongyang’s ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes.
Many South Korean politicians and observers expressed relief at initial reports Trump would be skipping a trip to the area.
Donald Trump has scrapped a surprise visit to the demilitarised zone (DMZ) near the North Korea border, it has been revealed.
President Trump was minutes from landing in a helicopter near the heavily fortified area but the plan had to be scrapped due to “poor weather”, according to the White House.
The visit would have marked a historic step closer by Trump to Kim Jong-un with whom the Republican has been engaged in an escalating war of words since he took office earlier this year.
The move comes amid fears North Korea could launch a deadly nuclear weapon during Trump’s South Korea visit.
Air Force One landed in South Korea yesterday as part of his 12-day Asia tour with his wife Melania.
Just after 7am (22:00 GMT Tuesday) the motorcade left Trump’s hotel in downtown Seoul, arriving 10 minutes later at Yongsan Garrison, a US military base.
Helicopters carrying Trump and his entourage took off from a sports field on the base, camouflage-clad men seated at the back of the aircraft.
Weaving through the dense fog that shrouded Seoul’s skyscrapers, the helicopters were only minutes away from landing at the DMZ when they turned back to the base.
“There wasn’t enough visibility to land,” Sanders said. “It would have been really dangerous, and our guys pulled back.”
What do you think would have happened if President Trump landed at the DMZ?
Would he met up with Kim Jong-un?
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