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