Trump saluting North Korean military officer: North Korean state TV

North Korean state media early Tuesday broadcast its first video of President Trump‘s historic summit with Kim Jong Un, including footage of Trump saluting a North Korean officer.

In parts of the lengthy, 42-minute long video from North Korea’s KCTV news channel, Kim can be seen shaking Trump’s hand before the president turns to shake the hand of a North Korean officer standing next to Kim. The officer, confused, salutes Trump instead, prompting the president to salute back.

U.S. presidents generally salute U.S. service members but do not salute members of other nation’s militaries.

CNN reports that other exclusive footage broadcast Thursday from North Korean state media included shots of Kim preparing for the summit on his plane and lounging in at the luxury resort in Singapore, where the summit was held.

Kim and North Korean state media praised Singaporean officials for the cleanliness of the city-state in the report, adding that Kim would “learn” a lot from his hosts.

“He is going to learn a lot from the good knowledge and experience of Singapore in various fields in the future,” state media reported.

Kim and Trump signed an agreement at their historic meeting on Tuesday that calls for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in exchange for unspecified security guarantees from the U.S.


Source: The Hill, BBC Monitoring

Zachary Ballif
The Kootneeti North America Team

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