GETTYTrump will not visit the border between North and South Korea
The decision to skip a visit to the demilitarised zone (DMZ), a common stop for visiting residents and other high-profile US officials, comes at a time of high tensions with Kim Jong-un’s secretive state.
Time constraints are said to be the reason for the decision not to go to the world’s most dangerous flashpoint.
An official said: “The president is not going to visit the DMZ, there is not enough time in the schedule.”
Other officials downplayed the importance decision, saying it was becoming a “cliche”.Related articles
GETTYMike Pence visited the tense frontier earlier this year
A senior administration official said: “We just had Secretary Mattis there last week, we had Vice-President Pence there earlier this year.
“It’s becoming a little bit of a cliche, frankly.”
President Donald Trump will instead visit Camp Humphreys, which sits south of Seoul.
He will depart for South East Asia for 12 days on Friday, where he will visit five different nations.
A visit by any US