President Donald Trump met today with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea in an outburst of diplomacy arranged during Friday’s G-20 summit in Japan. It’s the first time a sitting American president has set foot in the Hermit Kingdom, called a “great honor” by Trump and “very courageous” by Kim.
Is this a diplomatic success? Trump set no expectations, but the 50-minute chat became an icebreaker. Both men agreed to reopen talks, stalled at a February summit in Vietnam, aimed at dismantling the pariah state’s nuclear arsenal.