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Who cares about North Korea?
Let's just hope Mexico doesn't go socialist, like Venezuela. The new president I think I heard tends toward socialism. That could be really bad, to have another Venezuela right on our border. SoCal liberals might deserve it, but it would be bad news for the rest of our country.
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Kim Jong Un did his best to be well prepared for the visit of the South Korean president.
Airport and streets are in fairly good condition in Pyongyang.

Unfortunately the video picture quality is not really so clear compared to South Korean camera teams.

Otherwise it has to be said, that the North Korean organization is very good, it was able to mobilize a huge crowd of people in Pyongyang for the welcome.
Kim Jong Un had his great day in Pyongyang, this is for sure....






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Video quality is really different from South Korea, including English subtitles...
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Here in Japan not much to read... about North/South Korea summit, most Japanese don't care much, it seems.

After several strong earthquakes and typhoons causing severe destruction in Osaka area and Hokkaido region there is no shortage of other news which most Japanese consider as more important for them.

You will find just a simple summary in the daily news, a few pictures, in Japanese and English, that's all - for example:

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201809180008.html

Full text, click on the link above.

Quote:PYONGYANG--A smiling Kim Jong Un embraced South Korean President Moon Jae-in upon his arrival Tuesday in Pyongyang for their third summit, as thousands of North Koreans holding flower bouquets waved national and unification flags and an honor guard quick-marched into tight lines.
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This is now the original TV broadcasting which can be seen by any North Korean citizen... recorded by the North Korean camera teams. One day delay only.
Not much censorship inside, as far I can see, however the pictures are not the same, as the position of the cameras are located differently.
The South Korean LIVE stream was not broadcasted in North Korea.



http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180919000569

Too early of course if we see really something to change in North Korea....
Next step is Kim Jong Un going soon to South Korea, Seoul ....

Quote:N. Korea agrees to additional denuclearization steps in Korean summit

Kim Jong-un to visit Seoul before year-end

Published : Sept 19, 2018 - 13:14 Updated : Sept 19, 2018 - 15:43
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Wednesday pledged to visit Seoul and reaffirmed commitment to giving up his country’s nuclear program, vowing to take additional steps for denuclearization, with conditions.

The Pyongyang Declaration signed by the two leaders after their second round of summit talks at Paekhwawon Guest House stated that North Korea would permanently dismantle its missile engine test site and missile launch pad in Dongchangri under the observation of experts from related countries.

It also stated that the North is willing to take additional steps, such as permanent dismantling of the Yongbyun nuclear facility, if the US takes reciprocal measures in the spirit of the June 12 declaration between the US and North Korea.

The two leaders vowed to continue working with the US and the international community to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons.

Trump welcomed the results in a Twitter message, noting that Kim has agreed to allow “nuclear inspections, subject to final negotiations, and to permanently dismantle a test site and launch pad in the presence of international experts.” It is unclear, however, what Trump meant by “nuclear inspection” as the term was not included in the Pyongyang Declaration.

In addition, South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo and his counterpart No Kwang-chul signed a military agreement that centers on preventing border conflicts. This includes setting a buffer zone in the Demilitarized Zone and a no-fly zone in the de facto maritime borders of the Northern Limit Line.

“We’ve adopted a military agreement to end the decades of desperate, tragic history of hostility (between the Koreas), and pledged to make Joseon (Korean) peninsula a land of peace without nuclear weapons or threat of nukes,” said Kim.

He went on to say that he had pledged to visit Seoul “in the near future.” Moon elaborated by saying that this would take place within the year, barring unforeseen developments.

No North Korean leader has ever visited Seoul, though there had been talk of a visit by Kim’s father, former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, in 2000.

The two sides also agreed to make a joint bid for the 2032 Summer Games, along with joint participation in international sporting events.

The Pyongyang Declaration also includes a Pyongyang art troupe’s performance in Seoul in October.

South and North Korea pledged to work on measures for “balanced development” of the economies, namely stepping up cross-border exchanges and economic cooperation.

They agreed to kick off joint projects to connect railways and roads across the border within the year, to resume Kumgangsan tours and to reopen the Kaesong industrial park, under the “right conditions,” mindful of economic sanctions in place against North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

The Park Geun-hye administration shut down the Kaesong complex in the North Korean border town of Kaesong in February 2016, as a punitive action against Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile provocations. The Kumgangsan tours were suspended in 2008 after a South Korean tourist was killed by a North Korean soldier.

Humanitarian efforts for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War were also included in the statement, with the Koreas agreeing to open a permanent facility on Kumgangsan for family reunions in the near future. Other measures include holding video-based reunions and the exchange of video messages between separated family members.

Among other agreements included in the Pyongyang Declaration are: working to create special economic zones; cross-border cooperation for preservation of the natural habitat in the North; and cooperation in the medical field for prevention and containment of infectious diseases.

Moon wraps up his three-day trip to the North on Thursday with a visit the North’s sacred Paektusan, along with his counterpart Kim.
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(Yesterday, 04:06 AM)yohan Wrote: N. Korea agrees to additional denuclearization steps in Korean summit

One thing not mentioned is that NK offers to remove a nuke facility, if the US will do the same thing.   Yeah, sure.  That means PRC gets to keep Everything.  I wonder who is really running the NKs?   Banghead
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