Something breathtakingly historic took place late last evening, in the American time zone! North Korea and South Korean leaders joined hands in a handshake that gave hope for peace in the nuclearized peninsula! Truly an historical moment!
Moreover, while the world watched the historic event, as Jung-un crossed over to South Korea and shook hands with President Moon Jae-in. That’s not what North Korean’s were watching. (VIDEO BELOW.)
Watch video below of the historic HAND-SHAKE that may bring peace to the peninsula!
Meanwhile, all over the world television broadcasts were playing the historical event.
In the grid below, you will see “coverage of the inter-Korean summit is news everywhere except North Korea. Video from (clockwise from top left) KBS, NHK, CNN, BBC, Arirang TV, CCTV 4, YTN and SBS. North Korea’s KCTV in the center. Monitored in California.” (VIDEO BELOW.)
Martyn Williams tweets: “The
#koreansummit is news everywhere, except North Korea. Here’s a taster of what North Korean TV viewers got to see vs the rest of the world.” Click here for tweet and see the middle panel of the video below. That is what was on North Korean television while the world watched history being made!
Watch what the North Korean’s were watching during the “handshake”.
Additionally, in an update, it appears the TV station decides to air the “handshake” at 3 p.m. today. This is a step in the right direction, the North Koreans will be able to view the broadcast!
KCTV not due on air until 3pm today
— Martyn Williams (@martyn_williams) April 27, 2018
The Associated Press began reporting on the historic event late last night. And in a stunning series of reports, “It’s the first time a North Korean leader has crossed into South Korea since the end of the Korean War.”
The AP continues, “A historic summit raises hopes for peace on the Korean peninsula, but the challenges are daunting.”
By the Associated Press:
FROM THREATS TO TALKS
“Moon, a liberal who cut his political teeth as a lead architect of a previous government’s “sunshine policy” of engagement with North Korea, came into office last year hoping for better ties with the North. Instead, one of the most heated North Korean weapons-testing outbursts in recent memory forced him to follow Washington in ramping up pressure on the North.
Then, in January, Kim began a charm offensive by declaring that North Korea had “achieved the goal of completing our state nuclear force” and opening the door to diplomacy. Analysts believe that North Korean technicians still have some work to do to make this a fact, but the important thing, from Moon’s viewpoint, was the shift to engagement.
The Olympic Games in the South Korean mountain resort of Pyeongchang in February provided the perfect backdrop for that diplomacy to flourish. Kim sent his sister to Pyeongchang with a summit invitation for Moon, and the two Koreas marched together at the opening ceremony and formed a single women’s hockey team.
During a visit by a high-level South Korean official to North Korea, Kim reportedly announced that he wouldn’t need nuclear weapons if his government’s security could be guaranteed and external threats were removed. He also reportedly offered to meet with Trump and stop weapons testing as the diplomacy plays out.
After learning from South Korea of Kim’s offer to meet, Trump shocked the world by accepting.”
The South Korean leader, Moon Jae-In has given POTUS credit. CNBC reports that Moon says, “I think President Trump deserves big credit for bringing about the inter-Korean talks.”