US President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday afternoon at the demilitarised zone that divides the two Koreas, a third meeting between the two leaders with nuclear talks at an impasse.

Iran Press/Asia: Trump, who had made the offer of a meeting with a tweet on Saturday, hasn’t met with Kim Jong Un since February's nuclear summit, when talks abruptly broke down. Pyongyang has expressed its frustration in recent months, though the two leaders have maintained their ties through letter exchanges and in public comments.

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the two sides are still deeply divided over how, and when, Pyongyang will give up its nuclear arsenal.

Despite the president’s frequent praise of Kim, there’s still no evidence that North Korea has made a strategic decision to give up its nuclear weapons program, according to people familiar with the talks. 

Last Thursday, the US Senate approved a massive yearly authorization for America's armed forces that includes a new round of sanctions against North Korea.

Pyongyang denounced the extension of US sanctions against North Korea as an act of hostility and an outright challenge to an historic summit between the two countries in Singapore last year. 211/213

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