North Korea has released an hour-long documentary charting Kim Jong-un’s two trips up the country’s sacred Mount Paektu last year, apparently in place of an anticipated New Year address by the dictator.
- Kim Jong-un made two trips up North Korea’s sacred mount Paektu last year to signify ‘major announcement’
- North Korea has now released an hour-long documentary charting his journey including riding a white horse
- He can be seen visiting the ‘birthplace’ of his father, as well as washing in the Sobaek River which flows nearby
- Kim was widely expected to restart nuclear missile testing in the New Year after deadline for US to rejoin stalled talks expired, but so far has not launched anything
KCNA : “He, sitting on the horseback atop Mount Paektu, recollected with deep emotion the road of arduous struggle he covered for the great cause of building the most powerful country with faith and will as firm as Mount Paektu.”
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited United States President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday, citing diplomatic sources.
The letter, the second Trump received from Kim last month amid stalled denuclearisation talks between the two countries, pre-dated North Korea’s latest launch of short-range projectiles a week ago.
In the second letter, which was passed to Trump in the third week of August, Kim spoke of his willingness to meet Trump for another summit, one source reportedly told the Joongang Ilbo newspaper.
Neither the White House, the US State Department or the North Korean mission to the United Nations responded to Reuters’ requests for comment.
In a string of extraordinary episodes, the president has aligned himself with one of the world’s most brutal dictators against individual Americans, the intelligence community, the military and U.S. allies.
North Korea has made headlines of late for launching new missiles, showing off its latest submarines, and publicly executing prisoners. Less noticed, it’s also recently released stamps featuring US president Donald Trump with Kim Jong Un.
According to Kyodo News, a set of stamps commemorating the one-year anniversary of the leaders’ Singapore summit was released on June 12, and is now for sale in Pyongyang. One stamp shows the first Trump-Kim handshake, while another shows the two signing a joint agreement after the historic meeting.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected a newly built submarine and pointed out its tactical capabilities and weapons systems on Tuesday, according to North Korean state media. Rough cut, no reporter narration.