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"I'm going to be actually calling North Korea," Trump told Fox News.
"I think we have a very good chance of doing something very meaningful," Trump said of the planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The regime also refrained from carrying out nuclear tests to mark the day, as has happened in each of the last two years.
The two Koreas held a fresh round of talks at the DMZ on Monday to discuss the third summit.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had warned Trump that while "peace with Iran is the mother of all peace” that “war with Iran is the mother of all wars.”
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Trump's intense personalization of the 70-year conflict creates new risks in a relationship historically fraught with violence, misunderstanding and outright deceit.
By MICHAEL WILNER
At the end of the day, decades of failed diplomacy with North Korea led to the sad result that it is a nuclear state, and at this late stage that situation is unlikely to be reversed.
By EMILY B. LANDAU
Details shared by the world leaders raised more questions than they answered.
"We overcame all kinds of skepticism and speculations about this summit and I believe that this is good for the peace," says North Korean leader.
Trump and his senior officials have in recent weeks been referring to Kim as "Chairman."
US president, North Korean leader are holding one-on-one talks at a resort in the city state.
If Trump is successful, the meeting will resonate far beyond the three countries involved, and is of importance for the Middle East.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
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