Sen. Marco Rubio came face-to-face with a North Korean soldier who took photos of the Florida Republican during a visit to the demilitarized zone that separates the North from South Korea.

While standing in a conference room at the DMZ, a North Korean soldier took his picture through the window.

“I believe some day in my lifetime that edge will no longer exist and North Korea’s people will live freely,” Rubio said during his visit. “Coming face-to-face with agents of a repressive and paranoid communist regime was a reminder to me of how important it is that we not only stand with our South Korean allies but also remember the innocents in North Korea whose lives are being destroyed.”

(Photo via Rubio's office.)